Simon Hunt

Director of Photography / Gaffer

 
 

The English system of camera department hierarchy sometimes firmly separates the duties of the director of photography from that of the camera operator to the point that the DP often has no say whatsoever over more purely operating-based visual elements such as framing. In this case, the DP is often credited as a lighting cameraperson. This system means that the director consults the lighting cameraman for lighting and filtration and the operator for framing and lens choices.

 

Lighting Cameraman

Know the light, but keep the shadow  -  Tao saying

Director of Photography

A cinematographer is one who photographs with a motion picture camera (the art and science of which is known as cinematography). The title is generally equivalent to director of photography (DP), used to designate a chief over the camera and lighting crews working on a film, responsible for achieving artistic and technical decisions related to the image.