Cinematic Expression
In many instances cinematic sequence compares to a Symphony, where
each instrument in playing its individual part constitutes of the quality of
the whole. Instruments chosen and their arrangement determine
closeness of interpretation to the Theme.  Similarities between Creative
Processes in Film and Music are obvious. In creative cinematography,
instruments at our disposal are the Elements of Cinematic Expression.
To play in tune means applied cinematic choices relate to  It is up to
Director's and Cinematographer's discretion that choices made relate to
the quality of the emotion to be described.
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Since the whole Imaging System of Film and Video is based on the value of 18% Reflectance
Grey Card understanding of Zone System of Exposure is of great importance in creative
cinematography. Creative process is about ability to light from the mind rather then by the video
monitor. Michelangelo related to the nature of creative process in most eloquent way:
" It's in this stone, I just need to bring it out "
In cinematography, lighting without familiarity of the logistics in the process is only a short lived
improvisation due to the inevitability of running out of time and / or loss of Lighting Continuity.
"It's in this stone... I just need to bring it out"  Michelangelo Buonarroti (1475 - 1564)
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