Cinematography

Filmmaking element.

The Grand Budapest Hotel Bokeh

The Casual Film Lover’s Guide to the Bokeh Effect

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If it ain’t bokeh don’t fix it.

Ari Wegner Cinematography

From ‘Zola’ to ‘The Power of the Dog’: The Cinematography of Ari Wegner

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Want to know more modern-day women cinematographers by name? Ari Wegner is a good place to start.

Moonrise Kingdom Wes Anderson Symmetry

How Wes Anderson’s Symmetry Extends to Editing

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Perfectly balanced, as all things should be.

Jeopardy Shot in The Gold Rush (1925)

From Painted Glass to Green Screens: The Jeopardy Shot Explained

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Let’s talk about the glass shot. (No, not the kind you pour tequila into).

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Why They Jammed A Dozen Movies Into ‘Everything Everywhere All At Once’

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We chat with cinematographer Larkin Seiple about the numerous influences flooding throughout this multiversal madhouse.

Movie Camera Sensor Size

Bigger Isn’t Always Better: An Introduction to Movie Camera Sensor Size

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Put on your “tech-talk” pants, it’s time to talk sensor size.

The Last Days Of Ptolemy Gray Shawn Peters

Why They Used Bottles as Lenses for ‘The Last Days of Ptolemy Grey’

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We chat with cinematographer Shawn Peters about the new Apple TV+ series and how chasing imperfection always results in authenticity.

The Royal Tenenbaums color temperature

A Beginner’s Guide to Color Temperature in Film

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Every film has a light source … and every light source has a color temperature. Here’s an intro to this essential principle of cinematography.

Star Wars A New Hope Golden Ratio

How the Golden Ratio Explains Cinema’s Hold On Us

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You know what they say. The eyes are the window to the soul.