Filmmaking element.

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How NASA Contributed to the Cinematography of ‘Barry Lyndon’


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

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Aberration in The Lens: Roger Deakins and Jesse James


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

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Deep Focus: ‘Us’ and The Split Diopter


The classic cinematic tool forever tethers its performers and characters.

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The Cinematography of ‘The Favourite’


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.

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The Cinematography of ‘Cold War’


Oscar-nominated DP Lukasz Żal discusses his aesthetic influences, stylistic choices, and the intimate nature of working on such a personal film.


The Cinematography of ‘Roma’


Alfonso Cuarón balances intimacy and grandeur in his most personal film to date.

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The Cinematography of ‘Never Look Away’


For Oscar nominee Caleb Deschanel, cinematography is the simple art of storytelling. Learn the skill, study the skill, and let emotion take control.

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The Cinematography of ‘A Star is Born’


Academy Award nominated cinematographer Matthew Libatique shares his experiences working with Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga and capturing a once in a lifetime opportunity.

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The Academy is Wrong


Filmmakers begin to speak out against The Academy’s decision to relegate four awards to commercial breaks and the message is the clear: this is wrong.