A cinematographer is responsible to compose the shot of every scene. He is responsible to conduct the plans and coordinate the activities to take a shot. A cinematographer is responsible to take the shoot and provide the technical aid to the film and screening. A film is not complete to shoot without a cinematographer. He is very essential element to a film. There are various certified institutes and colleges that provide certified courses in the field of cinematography. Their starting salary is as per the industry standards. A cinematographer is responsible for the success and failure of the picture and the serials also.
There is no specific educational qualification required as a cinematographer. A bachelor’s defgree in arts in the field of media and communication will be very helpful. After passing 10+2 examination with 60% marks will also do.
A brief knowledge of film making is very essential to enter this stream. This profession is full and technical and non-technical skills. Doing various diploma courses in film making is very essential. There are various certified institutes that conduct entrance examinations to give admissions in cinematography. Diploma and various certified courses are also very helpful.
The key responsibility of a cinematographer is to provide technical aid while making a film.
The salary given to the cinematographer is as per the industry standards and it goes on increasing with the increase in the experience and position. This is the most lucrative and interesting career options in India. Teenagers are likely to enter this profession with interest and dignity.