Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

Jurassic Park Cinematography and framing

‘Jurassic Park’ and the Narrative Power of Scale

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Sometimes size does matter.

Mad Men ending first and Final Shots

The Power of Bookends: The First and Final Frames of Popular TV Series

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Good bookends really tie a series together.

Denis Villeneuve Blade Runner Shallow Focus

How Denis Villeneuve Uses Shallow Focus To Make Us Squirm

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What’s that in the background? Ah yes, mounting dread.

Best James Bond Shots

The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of the James Bond Franchise

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When Bond makes a shot, he doesn’t miss.

Michael Watson Lovecraft Country

Michael Watson Relies on Horsepower to Shoot ‘Lovecraft Country’

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We chat with the ‘Lovecraft Country’ cinematographer Michael Watson about how he rooted his frame in history while never betraying the fantastical elements of the series.

Jonathan Freeman Defending Jacob

Jonathan Freeman Explains the Craft of Intimacy in ‘Defending Jacob’

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We chat with cinematographer Jonathan Freeman about how he manipulated distance literally and metaphorically for the new Apple TV+ series ‘Defending Jacob.’

She Dies Tomorrow Jay Keitel Spells

Jay Keitel Shaped Amy Seimetz’s Dread into Action in ‘She Dies Tomorrow’

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We chat with cinematographer Jay Keitel about the playful variety of cameras used to capture anxiety in ‘She Dies Tomorrow.’

Insecure Ava Berkofsky

Ava Berkofsky Discusses the Evolution of Self and Style in ‘Insecure’

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We chat with the Emmy-nominated cinematographer about blending the emotions of her characters with her locations.

Vertical Cinema Damien Chazelle

The Vertical Cinematography of Damien Chazelle’s ‘The Stunt Double’

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Sure, you’d watch a film shot on an iPhone, but what if it were shot vertically?