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    Cinematography Techniques

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    Making a movie from scratch requires a wide variety of skilled workers. Everything from actors to make-up artists and even lighting specialists will be utilized; however, it’s easy to take one of the most important jobs for granted: the cinematographer. Although it may seem as simple as holding a camera, a skilled cinematographer, with insight as to how a scene should be filmed, can make or break a movie. Varied filming techniques throughout a movie are important so as not to lose interest, but certain themes work well among genres. It’s also important to avoid trying to use every known filming technique in a single movie as it can create a sense of overwhelming confusion. A skilled cinematographer is one who brings these ideas together to craft angles and points of view that fit a movie and the characters within it. For my project, I will be working as the cinematographer on a movie called “Freshman Orientation ”, a thriller based on a psychopathic student and his imagination that leads him to kill. As an outcast in high school, the main character, Henry, wants nothing more than for college to be his chance to become a social butterfly . This deep desire to fit in and be like everyone else gives him nightmares and threatens his sanity and self-awareness. Eager to meet his new roommate, and future best friend, Henry is incredibly dismayed when no one shows up. Whereas many people would be happy to have a room to themselves, he is discouraged and believes that he…

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    For a film to look pleasing in the eyes, you need to have a cinematographer who knows how to tell a story visually, not just by capturing moving images but also by making everything being shown on screen have its own impact in the audience's eyes. I will be analysing my cinematography style on Emmanuel Lubezki aka Chivo, he has been an active cinematographer from 1983-present. Lubezki has been an active cinematographer and his Famous key collaborators are internationally famous directors’:…

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    The Cinematography of Citizen Kane and Blade Runner Though Blade Runner and Citizen Kane were made many years apart from each other and set on completely different timelines with completely different story lines, there is a lot that a viewer can appreciate from both of them and how these films give a reflection on our society. Both movies have earned its fair share of rewards throughout the years for its cinematography and visual effects and has left an impact on how movies are created today.…

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    Cinematography In Memento

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    Memento, by Christopher Nolan, is an all encompassing film that takes a deeper look at time, memory, morals, vengeance, through the story of Leonard Shelby, a man who suffers from retrograde amnesia that is on a mission to avenge his wife’s murder and rape. These themes are portar Memento, by Christopher Nolan, is a film that changed the course of cinematography in the early twenty-first century. The film is cut and edited in a way that not only turns the experience of watching in a puzzle, and…

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    "Memories of Murder" features great script, direction and acting, and cinematography. Kim Hyung-ku did a spectacular job in this aspect, presenting images of rare beauty from the everyday life in the rural Korea of the 80’s. The film holds the record for the most shooting locations in the country, in an effort to portray the circumstances of the era as realistically as possible. Furthermore, he managed to give the rural town the film takes place in a dark and ominous sense, which exemplifies the…

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    John Cassavetes Shadows

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    When watching John Cassavetes’s film, Shadows, one of the first elements that intrigues me the most is the cinematography. He does an excellent job of telling the story not so much through the story being told, but the way it is told in the different shots. A lot of directors and cinematographers often do not have the same vision when it comes to telling the story of the film, but both Cassavetes and cinematographer, Erich Kollmar, take it to the next level. The films use of cinematography is…

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    4. Cinematography A. The Godfather The films usually use the common tracking style in order to keep tabs of the characters. Often, the camera would close-up to the character being emphasized by the current narrative. The camera mostly drones from character to character, focusing mostly on Vito, Michael, Sonny and Tom. Events are also pointed out with focus; some pivotal and important scenes are often given emphasis even after the action is long done. The camera would also transition smoothly…

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    connection laces the audience into their impassioned gazes and unspoken history. According to Bergman’s official website, Ilsa was said to be Bergman’s “ most famous and enduring role”. Rick Blaine’s character was Bogart’s usual epic and enigmatic role; a force used in the interaction of all the characters affecting the overall impact of the film. Michael Curitz was absolutely effective in romanticizing this time era by completely grabbing the viewer’s attention with the star system; in this…

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    In this scene, we are shown the camera man lying on train tracks as the train is rushing toward him. Vertov quick cuts to footage at a low angle from beneath the train as it whirls overhead. Vertov then reveals the camera to be buried beneath the tracks in order to achieve this angle. By showing the camera under the tracks, Vertov breaks the audience’s suspension of disbelief and shows them the truth. While the cameraman may strive for amazing shots and angles, it would be impossible to achieve…

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    Citizen Kane not only challenged traditional narrative and how a story was told, but also used progressive cinematography tactics to create a stimulating and interesting experience. Before Citizen Kane, movies were mostly articulated in a chronological straight-forward style dictated by large factory-style production companies. Orson Welles, the director of Citizen Kane, could create his masterpiece from autonomy and a hands-off approach by the studio heads. It’s conceivable to believe that…

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