Checking in with DP Timur Civan
By Randi Altman
New York City born and raised, Timur Civan’s path to becoming a director of photography started with his background in fine art, something he studied in school and something that still influences his work… but that path wasn’t exactly planned.
“I fell into cinematography by accident,” he explains. “I had been working on a series of sculptures that had video elements in them. Through a bit of luck, someone noticed what I had been working on. So with zero experience, I wound up DP-ing a commercial for an ad agency as my first film job. The day we finished, I was asked to work on another shoot the following week.”
Things just took off from there and within a month he was a full-time director of photography. As a
DP, Civan mainly focuses on spot and feature films but welcomes the opportunity to work on all types of projects. He says it helps build his skill set.
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