DC Brandon Films
Let's create something beautiful together.
As a Director of Photography, I understand the power of emotional cinematography. It's not just about capturing pretty images; it's about using the camera to connect with the audience on a deeper level and evoke genuine feelings.
One of the most effective ways to do this is through the use of lighting, framing, and movement. By carefully crafting each shot, I can create a mood that enhances the story and draws the viewer into the world of the film.
But it's not just about technical proficiency. I also have to be attuned to the emotional arc of the film and make choices that support and elevate the narrative. This requires a strong understanding of character, motivation, and story structure.
Emotional cinematography is what sets great films apart from good ones. It's what gives a film lasting impact and stays with the audience long after the credits have rolled. It's what I strive for in every project, and it's what I believe makes my work as a DoP truly special.
My approach to cinematography
My favourite cinematographer Christopher Doyle (In the Mood for Love) once said, "I think the point of cinematography, of what we do, is intimacy". I couldn't agree more.
I've always had an eye for intimate moments and over the years I've developed a style of composition and lighting that complements how I see the world.
A cinematic image may mean different things to different people, but to me, it means capturing the innermost feelings of the character on screen, collecting subtext, intent, struggle, belief and style all within a frame.