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  • Writer's pictureJanett Salas

How to Start Your Cinematography Career

It's difficult breaking into the film and TV industry, and sometimes it feels like there's not enough advice about specific departments. As part of my channels mission to spread helpful information and advice on the industry, I'm diving into a new series where I interview successful professionals and deep dive into their specific departments. This new series is called Walkie Check!

In this latest episode, I interview Christine Ng., a cinematographer and camera operator in New York City. She's worked on Spike Lee’s, “She’s Gotta Have It”, Ava DuVernay’s “When They See Us”, a variety of TV commercials with well-known brands, and several documentary series and features, including an Emmy Nominated documentary, “Everything is a Copy: Nora Ephron Scripted and Unscripted”.

In this interview, we go into what it was like going to NYU film school, working and interning in New York, and how she and others can gain experience and connections to start their camera department careers.

Last week, in my first episode of Walkie Check!, I interviewed Alice Stanley, a professional costumer, and aspiring costume designer. Check it out if you haven't already!

In upcoming episodes, I'll be talking to directors, animators, and other departments! Make sure to catch them by subscribing and signing up for the newsletter.

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