Mike and Rob. YOU'RE BOTH MISSING IT!
The story IS the job of a cinematographer. You're drawing a line that doesn't really exist. I humbly suggest you both rewatch the first two thirds of the Zacuto doc. Cinematography is NOT simply worrying about things like line skipping. To equate being a DP to being a pixel peeper sells the profession WAY short!
BTW, what pissed me off about the Zacuto shootout is that what I watched in the test exhibited none of what I listened to in the first part. That's why I felt like I just watched a parody in the vein of "Spinal Tap."