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How a Cinematographer Sees the Art of Sound

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“Dear White People’s” use of Schubert’s Piano Trio in E Flat made me giddy. I’ve always associated that piece of music with Kubrick’s “Barry Lyndon” and loved it being reimagined for a modern tale of love, deceit and identity crisis. Camera department gets a lot of attention but the sound for your film shouldn’t be an after-thought. It is the audio...

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5 Tips For The DP Whose Director Is Also The Lead Actor #DPNotes

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I just finished shooting the feature film, “Queen of Glory” directed, written and starring Nana Mensah. This was the first time I worked with a Director who was also the lead in our film. Not only was Nana the lead, she was in every scene. If I have the opportunity to shoot for a Director/Lead Actor again, these are five tips I will definitely adhere to:...

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