Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

The Return of 4:3

You know what they say: it's hip to be square. Read More

How They Filmed the Café Dolly Shot in ‘Wings’

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

The Center-Framed Cinema of Pedro Almodóvar

Arguably one of the most visually identifiable directors working today, here's a quick celebration of the center frames of Spanish… Read More

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

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

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

"There is always an out-of-sight just as there is always an off-screen" - Victor Perkins Read More

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

The masterful big-screen adaptation has a polarizing and distinct mid-2000s look to it, but that's all part of what makes… Read More

Chasing Butterflies: Observations on the Visual Style of Terrence Malick

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

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

If you've ever wanted to know what people mean when fancy film people say "anamorphic" this one's for you. Read More