DOP Newsletter

Planning Your Shoot

Below is the PDF version of my DOP Newsletter, written for filmmaking students trying to organise their first projects. It shouldn’t matter if you’re shooting on an Alexa Mini or a Sony or Canon DSLR, it’s about the process of preparation.

The perspective of the newsletter is that of a cinematographer. The target audience is anyone who is not a cinematographer. (I.e. most normal people such as directors, producers, production managers.)

I mention a few ideas about going on a recce, taking good location photos, preparing a shot list, blocking the action, and preparing a storyboard or a mood board.

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