What a great short! Really well directed and shot. Glad I clicked on this to watch. As for Alex's comment that he disagrees with it being the directors party, well, as others stated, in the real world it is the directors party. Yes, we as DoP's get to collaborate, offer suggestions and shots, but ultimately its the director's decision. If every artist on the set had a say then nothing would get done, and a film day is long enough as it is. And to address your comment "This kind of speech is for the industrial way of making films, not the artistic way" I have to say its called "the film business" for a reason. It is indeed a business, an artist in the film business has to balance the art and the business, which is actually part of the skill and art. One cannot exist without the other. We cannot always just ask for whatever we want and get it, we have to often make due or try something different because of the budget or other extenuating circumstances. I will however agree with Alex that some directors are more collaborative then others, it really depends on the DoP/Director relationship and how well and how long they've worked together, but still, all final decisions are the directors!