Lauren Guiteras is a Los Angeles-based cinematographer and in this episode of Getting Work To Work, we talk about learning visual language, the importance of looking at art other than film, how context and collaborators can help you with comparing yourself to others, using Instagram as a way to showcase your taste, the value of tests and experiments, and the best definition of collaboration.

Several quotes from this episode:

  • “Visual language affects every viewer no matter how old you are, no matter what you know or don’t know about moviemaking.”
  • “When you look at other forms of art, that can inspire you to make something that looks different from what other people see all the time.”
  • “In the same way that audiences become bored with movies and television that are derivative, artists become bored when the specific aspects of their craft kind of show the same stagnancy.”
  • “Sometimes you’re in a situation where you know something isn’t perfect, but you have to be able to make the decision of: do we do it now or do we do it later?”
  • “If you can learn to speak up for yourself and to participate equally, then it makes for a great collaboration.”

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