November 9, 2014 at 2:30PM
Aspiring Cinematographer. So what do I do first?
I'm a student filmmaker and want to work my way into becoming a cinematographer/DP. I'm going to be graduating in May. I have AC'd for a bunch of great DP's in school, and shot some stuff here and there but now feel comfortable enough to start shooting as much as I can (short films, music videos, commercials, etc.) My main question is do I invest in a camera, some lenses and some bells and whistles with any money I have post graduation? Or should I take a different route and wait on some income to get something. I'm basically wondering what route want to be cinematographers took after they graduated from film school or decided to take this path into the film realm.