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Meet Wara Pornkulwat

Today we’d like to introduce you to Wara Pornkulwat.

Every artist has a unique story. Can you briefly walk us through yours?
I’m a freelance cinematographer from Thailand. I shot many commercials, music videos, short films or even feature film. I pursue my dream to master in my cinematography by moving here to Los Angeles.

Please tell us about your art.
I work as a freelance cinematographer.

I started this journey with photography when I was 16. I took a camera with me every day to shoot something. I inspired myself with painting and documentary photography. My initial goal was to work in National Geographic. Nevertheless, when I was in university in Thailand on 2010, my friend had asked me to shoot his thesis film. That was changing my life.

After I worked as a cinematographer, I still inspired myself with painting and documentary photography. Even though I don’t have my own style. I’d rather say that I let the story tells me what is appropriate to it. Every light, every camera movement is determined by the story, not my personal interest.

That’s what I define my work, I let the narrative, the moment guided me. My focus is to capture that magic moment in the best possible way that I can. It’s like the life as well, you enjoy the moment and let the moment take you to the next one.

After ten years, who knows that the boy who always took a camera to school every day is going to live here in LA as a cinematographer.

Next ten years who knows what life is going to take me, but, definitely, I’ll enjoy every moment that life takes me to.

What do you think about conditions for artists today? Has life become easier or harder for artists in recent years? What can cities like ours do to encourage and help art and artists thrive?
In cinematography, it’s a big change by the digital technology. Back in the old days that we shot everything on film, the relationship of the director and cinematographer was bonded together. The director had to trust his cinematographer to shoot something because we did not have the video playback or the monitor to see the final product. However, right now we have more advanced technology that can project the final product to everybody. The cinematographer role can be interrupted by everybody on set.

The best possible way is to be clear in your mind, what is the reason to do certain things. If you have a clear mind, people will no doubt about your intention.

How or where can people see your work? How can people support your work?
I put some of my work on my website, www.wara-dp.com and on my Vimeo, www.vimeo.com/warashowreel.

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Image Credit:
Supalai Commecial, Tross Online video, Music Video ‘Stand’, Warut Wimolkunarak

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