To continue with this series of blogs highlighting my crew members as they come aboard, I next want to talk about my Director of Photography or DP as we call them on set. For those of you who don’t know what a DP is , A DP or a cinematographer is the chief over the camera and light crews working on a film, television production or other live action piece and is responsible for making artistic and technical decisions related to the image. The study and practice of this field is referred to as cinematography. The cinematographer selects the camera, film stock, lenses, filters, etc., to realize the scene in accordance with the intentions of the director (that’s me!).
I worked with Zachary Clark for the first time on my short film Seven and asked him to come back again for my feature. Not only did the short end up looking awesome, but the time on set working with him was great as well. And if you’re going to spend long hours working with someone, you want to have fun doing it. Below you’ll find some background on Zac and links to his previous work.
Zachary A. Clark is a gaffer, cinematographer, filmmaker, and photographer whose work has taken him to the summit of Mt. Whitney, Mexico City’s megalopolis, and the mists of Sarajevo. He is from the Southwest side of Chicago, IL and believes weird people do good things.