I'm not really looking for anything I can find on Google. I'm a bit past the "Top Ten ways to make a film" stage as a Director, but I'm ever increasingly interested in understanding better forms of communication with everyone on the set. My latest self-improvement run was learning better communication with Actors and I found there were a lot of "I don't know, what I don't know's" and already it's paid off for both myself and more-so the actors. So I want to run the full gamut and hear from the Cinematographers themselves. A few questions I have on the top of my mind (but please don't limit yourselves to these questions) are: In your own process, how much influence would you prefer the Director to have? How soon in the entire filmmaking process do you want to be working with the Director? When do you know if you can trust your Director or not? I'd love to see some personal experiences but any nuggets of insight from your mind would be absolutely invaluable. Thanks, guys! Love this site!