By Randi Altman
DP Michael Minock is a 40-year veteran of the film industry who spends his time shooting films, television series, theme park presentations and the occasional commercial. He says that this diversity of projects helps keep him on his toes. Each type of job “presents different aesthetic challenges, which then necessitate a new technical approach.”
Not only is Minock a working cinematographer, he is also the co-founder and an instructor at St. Augustine, Florida’s The International Film & Digital Cinema Workshops.
We recently reached out to Minock with questions about teaching, the short film he shot about human trafficking called Don’t Look Away and his inspiration.
How did you end up teaching, and how does that play a role with your DP work?