The Director of Motion Picture International Film Festival, Kris Mokwunye, is encouraging upcoming filmmakers worldwide to embrace the collaboration of cinematographers for film production as this will impact positively on the creation of films especially for Filmmakers who are having a hard time producing movies of high cinematic standards.
Kris said this in one of his interview during the week. He emphasized the need for prospective and existing Filmmakers who have not the required paraphernalia to properly tell a filmic story. “This discourse is not unfounded considering the cost and technicalities involved in the production of a movie”, he said.
It is true that film is growing on a geometric progression and technology is playing a huge part in its evolution. As a result, the need to produce movies with the appropriate machinery in order to achieve effective results cannot be overstated.
The symbiotic relationship between film and technology is by far one of the Filmmaker’s biggest challenge. This is because procuring the essential gadgets necessary for film production can be very luxurious. It is therefore our supposition based on research that, the evolution of film with the advance of technology has somewhat influenced viewer’s perception of what a good movie should be. And it is unlikely for the audience to make exceptions for upcoming Cinematographers. This again is another challenge encountered by the Filmmakers knowing that He is saddled with the responsibility of creatively appealing to his viewers.
It is not enough to have a story, but telling the story using moving images is the whole essence of film production. Nevertheless, it is expected of the filmmaker to surmount the hitches He Is faced with to the maximum. This can be hectic and almost impossible to achieve as a solo Filmmaker knowing how expensive cinematography can be.
However, this is not a reason to limit ones creative prowess or lower the standards, but to encourage the collaboration of film experts. With the continuous expansion and invention of new technologies as it relates to filmmaking, the need to partner with other creative professionals will persist.