Real Life Cinematography: / by Matt Mahoney

I thought it would be a cool idea to share my experiences throughout a series called "Real Life Cinematography:" Everywhere we look, on instagram, Facebook, there's a lot of DP's out there showing off their work. In some cases for good reason. It looks cool, they had big budgets or big toys to play with, or celebrities, etc. It doesn't even seem like real life. Some of these DP's who are getting these huge jobs are so young I can't help but wonder how the hell they got there so fast.

And that's great for them. But I don't live in that world, yet. I don't have the luxuries that my more established colleagues have. And that's okay too. I'm still working on projects that are bigger than my last and one day I'll get there too.

I'm doing this because there's a lot of us who aren't there either, and I thought I'd share my experiences. I hope this next blog series is informative, and I hope you get something out of it, even if it's just a digital way of saying: I totally understand.