THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: The romantic era of cinematography was during the times of films, but it ended with the advent of digital cinematography, opined Ranjan Palit, renowned filmmaker and cinematographer. Addressing a workshop held on the sidelines of the IDSFFK-2017, Palit said it is essential for a cinematographer to understand the character. “His duty is to convey the story structure, character’s mood and director’s vision to the audience,” he said. According to Palit, light, frame and focus are the three basic components of cinematography.
The workshop involved interactive session with the participants. Palit responded to the doubts of aspiring cameramen in his characteristic humorous style. “Senses From Orphan”, film shot using moonlight photography, and “Abak Jaye Here” based on the life of a blind Baul singer were screened at the workshop. Palit also entertained guests with a guitar recital.