On the show this week we are talking about a subject area inside of cinematography that doesn't normally get a lot of love in the public arena.  Money.  The upsides and the downsides of cinematography and being a cinematographer when it comes to money.

It probably isn't the first thing you think about when it comes to building a career or even maintaining one but money and money management will certainly play a role in your decision making process if you manage to stick around long enough.

In this episode I wanted to look at a generic case study to understand what some of the financial issues translate to for working cinematographers or people looking to become working cinematographers.

What do you think?  Are my estimations completely ridiculous?  Are my expectations too high?  too low?  I am interested in hearing your feedback.


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Understanding exposure was key to my development as a cinematographer and the first major unlock of knowledge that made a measurable impact on my ability to create images I was happy with.  

The system I used to strengthen my understanding of exposure and how to improve my ability to recognize various patterns of exposure gave me an ability to bypass years of on set experience.  The tools that I used and still use to this day were simply unavailable to cinematographers up until a very short time ago.

In Mastering Exposure I breakdown my techniques for learning exposure, we go over just how important exposure actually is, and then lay out my workflow from start to finish as to how to use the knowledge you gain from your studies.

I can confidently say that nothing has made a larger impact on my cinematography abilities than my thorough approach to understanding exposure and how to manipulate it in the most efficient way possible.  

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Cinematographer and host of The Wandering DP Podcast. You can see select examples of work at my personal site or follow me on instagram.

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