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How To Use Lighting to Enhance Your Film with Cinematographer Valentina Caniglia

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Valentina Caniglia is a cinematographer that has worked on over 60 film productions, documentaries, music videos commercial work and more. She is known for her work on the film "The Stand" where her astonishing lighting and camera work caught the attention of American Cinematographer magazine which featured an exclusive article in March 2017 issue. 

As a DP (Director of Photography) Valentina is the real deal and brings her positive attitude to her work and life. We discussed the challenges of shooting on location in Palestine to being snowed in in New Jersey. Her eye for coloring and lighting are what makes Valentina’s work unique and why she’s won so many awards. As a female cinematographer success didn't come easy. 

"Pomegranates and Myrrh" winner of the Golden Dagger for Best Cinematography, premiered in USA at Sundance film Festival and received the Audience Award at Doha Tribeca Film Festival handed out by Robert De Niro.  

"Madeline's Oil” was the winner of the Best Cinematography award at the Louisiana International Film festival.

Valentina’s philosophy on Film Making

"I always adapt at filming each project with versatile visual style that best translates each story's unique concept into breathtaking moving images that unravel the characters' state of mind throughout the progression of the storytelling. Cinematography represents a concept of beauty that stands beyond the aesthetic aspects, something more intense that supports, follows and enhances the story where the camera can capture and show the transparency and the awareness of visuals drawn by the emotions." - Valentina Caniglia