Still photographer

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The still photographer ( English stills photographer ) created television productions meaningful images of the scenes for film and.

The still photographer mostly works on behalf of the manufacturing film production company . His pictures are used for advertising . He also takes pictures of props as well as portraits of the actors and so-called set recordings ( making-of ).

In most international productions, the still photographer has to photograph the film scene during the actual shoot. In order not to cause camera noises, still photographers work with a rangefinder camera or a so-called blimp camera during filming . The blimp is a soundproof housing that is mounted over the camera. However, the handling is cumbersome, since all settings on the camera can only be made without a blimp . The blimp therefore severely limits the photographer, but also enables pictures to be taken while shooting.

The use of the blimp in international film productions is explained by the tightly organized shooting schedule for international film works. There is practically no time to re-enact the scenes. On the one hand, the still images during the shoot guarantee authentic photographs, on the other hand, the photographer cannot influence the content of his recordings. This has the disadvantage that certain dramaturgical elements that can only be achieved using typical film tools such as editing, sound, tracking shots or slow motion, are then missing from the still image. That is why many scenes are still being re-enacted in Germany.

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