This paper approaches the two situations by being part of a conference on teaching cinema¬tography and the real experience of being one shooting in a remote areas like Africa with very little resources and conditions to do so. This ar¬ticle divides itself into two distinct moments: 1) one where an account of the teaching of cine¬matography is elaborated against the backdrop of the conclusions of the Teaching Cinematog¬raphy Conference of 2017, of which the author was one of the organizers; and 2) a concrete case study of the author’s experience as a cin¬ematographer for the film A Ilha dos Cães [The Island of Dogs], which premiered in theatres in Portugal in April 2017, and which corresponds precisely to an illustration of what the exercise of cinematography is today, in the European context. The articulation between these two cases allows us to understand how, while the essential nature of the relationship between ar¬tistic practice and teaching has not changed in the case of the cinematography, a very signifi¬cant set of transformations requires a rethink¬ing of the methods and processes in which this relationship might be built.
cinematography, teaching, artistic practice, director of photography
IJFMA 2017 (by-nc-nd)
Film and Media Art Department/ Lusófona University