What does a Cinematographer do? and work independently, or as part of a team/group?
A cinematographer or director of photography (DP) is someone who oversees or directs photography and camerawork in movie-making, especially one who operates the camera. Depending on the studio or the producer of the project the cinematographer may have a team to work with, they are typically in charge of the team. "The cinematographer's job is finding the images that bring the story to life and capturing its meaning in a memorable way." (source: Blain Brown)