I worked with several cameramen. Some of them were able to get what I wanted from them but they could come only to the shootings that were planned weeks ago – many workplaces. Some of them were used to fiction cinematography and couldn’t give up with excellent lighting and stabilization which resulted to the loss of excellent unique situations.

So I came up with an idea, that the documentary film directors must be able to shoot the film themselves unless they’ve found the cameraman corresponding to their creative needs and unless they have enough money to hire the cameraman to be available any single moment when the situation is calling. Later on, I was involved in some documentaries the authors of which needed my shooting style – capturing the unique situations from life, whatever I manage to.

By Narine Verdyan
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