Well, I am against this practice. Who is cinematographer to decide the visual design of the film? It is for the director to decide. I can't agree with these people who say, "Leave lighting, shot division, composition, colors and everything visual to the cinematographer and direct actors". Directing actors is not just director's goal in cinema. Then why is he in cinema ? He can direct actors in a drama also ! When I think of my movie, I want it to be made like how I envisioned it in my mind. I will make the shot division, compose frames, decide the mood of lighting, and how it should be cut and colored in post. That's how I want it. I need a cinematographer only for technical execution of things.