Director Kees Van Ostrum talks to The ASC about transitioning from shooting to directing with his new feature film, A Perfect Man.
He says, "I think one advantage of being a cinematographer who directs is that your choices are more definite. I knew what I was getting involved with, and I enjoyed every minute of it. It’s like working with a great operator – you’re not going to be reframing shots, telling him or her what to do. You embrace the collaboration and the input. Directing a movie is a full-time job – you don’t really have time to concern yourself with the details of the photography. Obviously, you are involved with the design, but you’re not that actively concerned with it day-to-day. The cinematographer is there to do it for you!”
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