Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

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The Enhancing Nature of the Lens Plot

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Watch this video essay about a cinematography technique that draws viewers deeper into the story.

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Seamus McGarvey on Executing the Photogenic Signatures of ‘Bad Times at the El Royale’

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We chat with the cinematographer about his collaboration with Drew Goddard and the influences that fed the energetic neon-noir.

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A Conversation with ‘Papillon’ Cinematographer Hagen Bogdanski

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Bogdanski blazes a new ‘Papillon’ trail and gives some insight on the work of a cinematographer.

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The Visual Austerity of ‘First Reformed’

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Just like the transcendental movies Paul Schrader first wrote about 46 years ago, ‘First Reformed’ is shot in a restrained manner designed to open up space for the spiritual.

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The 25 Most Beautiful Dean Cundey Shots

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A celebration of one of Hollywood’s most prolific cinematographers.

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The Infectious Cinematography of ‘Contagion’

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Cinematography is a character in ‘Contagion,’ and an acutely germaphobic one at that.

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‘Generation Wealth’ Cinematographer Shana Hagan on How Cinematography Requires Human Connection

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We talk to her about the intimate process of documentary filmmaking, her experience on set for ‘Won’t You Be My Neighbor?’ and more.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Busby Berkeley

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His set-pieces are legend, his showgirls are legion: here’s your crash course in the master of Hollywood escapism.

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Frank G. DeMarco on Capturing Punk Rock Grit in ‘How To Talk To Girls At Parties’

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We chat with the cinematographer behind John Cameron Mitchell’s latest phantasmagorical punk rock fable.