Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

First Reformed 4:3 aspect ratio

The Return of 4:3

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You know what they say: it’s hip to be square.

Wings Tracking Dolly Shot

How They Filmed the Café Dolly Shot in ‘Wings’

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No, there wasn’t a buzzsaw attached to the camera. But that’s a free idea if anyone wants it…

Pedro Almodovar Centered Cinematography

The Center-Framed Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

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Arguably one of the most visually identifiable directors working today, here’s a quick celebration of the center frames of Spanish auteur Pedro Almodóvar

Natasha Braier Cinematography

From ‘XXY’ to ‘The Neon Demon’: The Cinematography of Natasha Braier

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A bold, uncompromising voice in cinematography: here’s a quick intro to what defines the work of Natasha Braier.

Shaun Of The Dead Off Screen Space

The Terrifying, Humorous, and Thematic Potential of Off-Screen Space

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“There is always an out-of-sight just as there is always an off-screen” – Victor Perkins

Miami Vice

Navigating the Digital Landscape of Michael Mann’s ‘Miami Vice’

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The masterful big-screen adaptation has a polarizing and distinct mid-2000s look to it, but that’s all part of what makes it great.

Terrence Malick A Hidden Life

Chasing Butterflies: Observations on the Visual Style of Terrence Malick

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Hope y’all brought your allergy medication because we’re going to be running through some fields.

Shanghai Express Deitrich Lighting

Glamor From Above: The Simple Majesty of Dietrich Lighting

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Lights, camera, Marlene Deitrich.

Anamorphic Vs Spherical Lenses

Anamorphic vs. Spherical Camera Lenses: What’s the Difference?

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If you’ve ever wanted to know what people mean when fancy film people say “anamorphic” this one’s for you.