Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

The Royal Tenenbaums color temperature

A Beginner’s Guide to Color Temperature in Film

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Every film has a light source … and every light source has a color temperature. Here’s an intro to this essential principle of cinematography.

Star Wars A New Hope Golden Ratio

How the Golden Ratio Explains Cinema’s Hold On Us

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You know what they say. The eyes are the window to the soul.

Subjective Cinematography Collage Header

DP Rodrigo Prieto on the Creative Thrust of “Subjective Cinematography”

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If the camera has a perspective, it’s worth asking whose perspective it belongs to.

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.