Before I was into photography, I was into movies.
If you hear an interview with a filmmaker, you usually here him say, "I was so shaped by films when I was a kid." The same goes for a writer, chances are they were influenced by books they read. It's kind of weird to hear, "I got into photography because of my love of movies as a kid." That's not necessarily a common jump.
Nowadays with the way technology is, photographers are almost required to be filmmakers as well. I definitely love filmmaking, although I've hardly done anything notable in that field yet, other than a few video jobs here and there. I can't help but love photography more, and it's always been that way.
Why? I love cinematography. Cinematography is always more incredible to me than setting up a stylized portrait shoot or something like that; these objects or actors or whatever the case may be have to live and move within a frame. You're not freezing a moment, you're planning for these characters to move around in the space. You have to be aware of past, present, and future. Everything must be arranged for the character ahead of time to walk from one side of the frame to another. You have to know where your view ends and where it begins; every object has a place.
I've been heavily influenced by cinematography more than anything else. I want interaction, and I want a story to be told. I like wide shots so a lot of objects can fit in the frame, giving ample awareness of the space.
Anyway, I wanted to share my favorite frames, the shots that really get me excited: