You Need More Than Equipment to be a Cinematographer

With its full frame 1080p video, I've seen a bunch of articles like this one that claim "The Canon 5D Mk II Will Turn Us All Into Professional Cinematographers".

Yes, the 5D Mk II, with a full-frame sensor and EOS lens system is potentially a game changer, but to suggest that we'll all be able to produce results like professional cinematographers is stretching it.

While a good understanding of photography helps with cinematography, it's necessary but not sufficient knowledge.

I hope that the Canon 5D Mk II will encourage people to learn more about the art and craft of cinematography. But the equipment is not the end of the story, it's just the beginning.

The original post was in the categories: filmmaking photography but I'm still in the process of migrating categories over.

The original post had 2 comments I'm in the process of migrating over.