Cinematographer Timur Civan talks to Filmmaker Magazine about what turned him from a sculptor to a filmmaker and how to choose the best camera for the job.
He says, “Well pretty much everything costs the same nowadays. With companies cutting the prices on camera rentals — in New York they are charging a few hundred dollars a day for an Alexa — cost really isn’t that big of a deal. If you need a camera you can find a camera for cheap. But of course, there are work flow issues, and it just depends on what the production can support. I take my job very seriously and I try to bring what’s best for the project. Sometimes a project needs a 5D, sometimes it needs an Alexa, sometimes it needs an Epic.”
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