Interview – Reed Smoot What is your favorite format to shoot? Pairing the shooting format to the subject matter. What is a cinematographer? What advice can you give for young cinematographers? Documentary filmmaking as the purest form of cinema. Watching your own films and learning from the experience. How does observing the world around you make you a better filmmaker? What is a typical shooting day? Maintaining the artistic balance of a film. Having a game plan while being flexible. Study the classic DPs but be aware of what modern cinematographers are doing as well. What are you paying attention to during rehearsals? Was there a point at which you realized you were good at doing what you do? How do you decide what lights to use in a scene? What is your process?