Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

Wandavision Jess Hall Cinematography

How They Shot ‘WandaVision’ with One Camera and 47 Lenses

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We chat with cinematographer Jess Hall about the process of duplicating seven television eras for the Marvel series.

The Matrix Slow Motion

How the Special Effect of Slow Motion Works

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Here’s a breakdown of how slow motion went from a technological hurdle to an aesthetic choice.

In The Mood For Love World of Wong Kar Wai

How Camera Lenses Affect How We Identify with Characters

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Here’s a video essay that looks at the suggestive, subtle psychological qualities of camera lenses.

Jeff Cronenweth Perfect Shots

From ‘Fight Club’ to ‘Gone Girl’: Jeff Cronenweth’s Five Perfect Shots

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We select the five perfect shots that best represent this cinematographer’s eclectic career.

Paprika Degree Rule

What is the 180° Rule, Anyway?

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It’s the golden rule of film school and one of the most reliable tools in a cinematographer’s toolkit. So, how does the 180° rule work?

Video Game Camera

How Video Game Cameras are Changing Cinematography

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Movies have had an immense effect on how video games look, but that balance is beginning to shift.

One Night In Miami

Cinematographer Tami Reiker Explains Why the Camera Floats in ‘One Night in Miami’

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We chat with the cinematographer about her jib-arm camera system and how a DC Comics villain inspired her new film’s look.

Russian Ark long take

How They Shot ‘Russian Ark’ in One Take With No Hidden Cuts

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“In hindsight, it couldn’t have worked. But it did.” – producer Jens Meurer

Jurassic Park Cinematography and framing

‘Jurassic Park’ and the Narrative Power of Scale

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Sometimes size does matter.