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What do Cinematographers do?

Cinematographers work in television and film. They manage the art or technique of shooting motion pictures, which may involved the choice of film, camera, angle and lens.

How to become: Cinematographers

In general, you usually need a university degree, college diploma or other post-secondary specialized training in your area of work.

You may need experience and to be able to demonstrate directing, creative or performing skills.

You may need membership in a related guild or union.

Many recent entrants have an undergraduate university degree, and almost 1 in 10 has a graduate degree.

Where to study for a career as: Cinematographers

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Cultural Studies - Specialization in Film & Media (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Cultural Studies - Specialization in Film & Media (B.A.) Bachelor
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Durham College
Oshawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Video Production Diploma; University Transfer
Film and Motion Design -- Media Fundamentals Diploma; Co-op
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Brock University
St. Catharines, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Film Studies Bachelor; Honours
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Algonquin College
Ottawa, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Film and Media Production Diploma
Music, Media and Film Foundations Certificate
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Centennial College
Toronto, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Contemporary Journalism Post-diploma
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Modified on January 26, 2022

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