Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

The Lion King cinematography

Cinematographer Caleb Deschanel and VFX Supervisor Robert Legato on How ‘The Lion King’ was Shot, Not Just Animated

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“They call it virtual reality, but at a certain point, you put on the goggles, and the environment is realistic enough that you feel that it’s very real.”

Joker Call Me

Lawrence Sher on Rendering a Recognizable Gotham in ‘Joker’

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We chat with the cinematographer about replicating cinematic memory to achieve emotional reality.

Tarantino Shots

45 Perfect Shots from the Films of Quentin Tarantino

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These shots capture some of the most shocking, funny, and cool moments of the director’s impressive filmography.

Gavin Finney Good Omens

How Cinematographer Gavin Finney Brought Heaven and Hell to Life in ‘Good Omens’

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Turns out that six episodes spanning all of human history involves tackling a wide range of visual challenges.

Pikachu

Exploring the Cartoon Noir Cinematography of ‘Detective Pikachu’

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“Play it again, Salamence.”

Barry Lyndon Light

How NASA Contributed to the Cinematography of ‘Barry Lyndon’

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Kubrick shed stodgy costume drama aesthetic by embracing top tier technology.

Jesse James Deakins

Aberration in The Lens: Roger Deakins and Jesse James

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The genius cinematographer’s laconic take on the modern western is a masterclass in film photography and light.

Jordan Peele Us Ending

Deep Focus: ‘Us’ and The Split Diopter

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The classic cinematic tool forever tethers its performers and characters.

Weisz Blood

The Cinematography of ‘The Favourite’

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Oscar-nominated DP Robbie Ryan walks us through some of the film’s perfect shots and tells us about the cinematic image that inspires him the most.