News & Events

“Patience is the key” says Talen at Joseph’s

“It is not necessary for you to use all the rules of photography or cinematography [in your work]. Just keep them in mind, and if needed, break the rules, because content is key and you need to keep experimenting,” said Talen, a popular cinematographer.

He was speaking on Saturday, February 23, at a workshop on photography and cinematography during the Rushes National Film Festival (RNFF) at St Joseph’s College (Autonomous). “Perfection doesn’t happen in one day. You might start small and still go a long way. Patience is the key,” said Talen when asked by a student how one can improve their skills.

“You need to keep in mind that as a cinematographer, you act as the second director of the film. Whatever the director is imagining in his head, you have to make that come alive,” he explained. The annual film festival conducted by the BVoc students of the college aims to ensure a better understanding as well as learning of cinematography, photography, and filmmaking.