Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

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The Cinematography of ‘Cold War’

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

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The Cinematography of ‘Roma’

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

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The Cinematography of ‘Never Look Away’

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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’

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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

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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.

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Exploring ‘The Man in the High Castle’ with Cinematographer Gonzalo Amat

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We talk in depth about how your favorite scenes from the third season were shot and how the cinematography changed with the addition of more science fiction elements.

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6 Filmmaking Tips from Sergei Eisenstein

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The legendary filmmaker behind ‘Battleship Potemkin’ talks inspiration, innovation, and the key to great cinematography.

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The Narrative Immersion of the Tracking Shot

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Watch this video essay that demonstrates how tracking shots take audiences into and through a film along with the characters.

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The Narrative Benefits of the Long Take

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Watch this video essay about a cinematography technique keeps you engaged with your setting, characters, and plot by keeping entire scenes uninterrupted by cuts.