BiographyTania Hoser started her career as a union apprentice and worked her way up through the camera grades on feature films, commercials and at the BBC. Completing her training at the Royal College of Art, she won the Kodak commercial cinematography and Metz 35mm film drama prizes and shot numerous award-winning films. She has a strong drive to capture the spirit of a story, excellent interviewing, sequence building, lighting (including the creative use of available light) skills and a wide knowledge of cameras, film and digital formats.
Tania has also exhibited photography internationally and taught cinematography at the University of the West Indies, Barbados, and Abu Dhabi Women’s College, United Arab Emirates. She has recently authored Introduction to Cinematography: Learning through Practice for Focal Press.
Discussing her book, she says,
“This book is a 'letter to my younger self'. It contains the information, advice and guidance that would have made my, and I hope will make the readers, journey from camera trainee to director of photography smoother, faster and more enjoyable.
I have looked at the technical and creative areas of cinematography and what, in the long run, turns out to be the most important of all: the development and use of visual language. The book is based around practical advice and guidance for camera assisting, shooting, lighting and managing the digital work flow. This is supported with a level of theory that will allow the techniques described to be used effectively and efficiently in practice”
THE MAN WHO DROVE WITH MANDELA Drama doc feature Dir: Greta Schiller Canvas Teddy Bear Award Berlin
LAST MAN OUT 35mm Short Dir Rachel Tillotson Lazenec Tout Court Prix de Jeunesse Cleremont Ferrand.
AS I WAS FALLING Short Dir Rachel Tillotson Lazenec Tout Court Audience Choice DepicT Bristol
PRIDE Short Dir Graham Higgins Coup de Grace Films Best New Talent Liverpool Film Festival
THE WAITING ROOM Short Dir Asif Kapadia RCA Best Short Film Royal Television Society
A BRIDGE TO THE PAST Dir: Raymond Yeung Force 8 Productions
LA MERE SAUVAGE Dir: Emma Wass RCA
ONE TRACK MIND Dir: Katerina Philipou Curtis Inventome
I DREAM OF FLYING Dir: Tania Hoser Sound artist Emily Peasegood POW! Thanet
THE SPIRIT OF MIKVAH Dir: Tania Hoser EBCCI
WASTE MAN Dir: Caroline Deeds Art Angel for C4
TO BEAT THE BULLIES Dir Brad Butler Picture This for BBC
PORTRAIT OR BUST Dir: Jonathan Stedall Scorer associates for BBC
SHE WORKS HARD FOR THE MONEY Dir: Jo Pearson Blush Productions for C4
LIFE THRU A LENS (Robbie Williams) Tour film and documentary IE Music
FALUMA DING DING DING Alison Hinds Dir: Tania Hoser Black Coral
LIFE OF A SOLDIER Benjamin Zephaniah Dir: Charlie Paul HIM Films
INTRODUCING THE BAND Suede Interference Films
By: Tania Jade Hoser
Panastore UK are pleased to have Tania Hoser's new book "Introduction to Cinematography: Learning Through Practice" available in store and online. A Focal Press Book, it aims to teach the fundamentals of cinematography and features an array of examples and visuals aids to help illustrate the basics.