The Light You Have

Stills from Slumdog Millionaire.  ©Anthony Dod Mantle

 "It wasn’t so difficult after spending quite a lot of time in documentaries, where you have very little and you do the best with what you have. I also think that 'working without lights' is not quite the right way of putting it. It’s actually that you are working without mobile lights to rig up. You’re looking at the light you have, and that’s actually sometimes better training than having everything you could want. We should look and see what is there and what God has given you and work with intensity, focusing on how to use it as best as possible."

 From an interview in Vice with DP Anthony Dod Mantle.