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The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of The Star Wars Franchise


From A New Hope to The Mandalorian, these are the live-action Star Wars cinematic universe’s most perfect frames.

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What Robert Zemeckis Can Teach Us About the Moving Master Shot


Want to get a lot of coverage with fewer set-ups? Consider opting for a moving master.

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Cinematography and Iconography in ‘The Falcon and the Winter Soldier’


We chat with the show’s director of photography, P.J. Dillon, about how he shot the shield and looking forward to another season.

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Watching and Being Watched: The Narrative Power of the POV Shot


A little perspective never hurt anybody.

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How Do Cinematographers Work With Colorists? (And Other Questions)


Check out a rapid-fire video essay that unpacks a handful of information, including how to control a shot list and how to shoot without a location visit.

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The 75 Best Final Shots in Movie History


Here’s lookin’ at you, beautiful final shots.

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Shadow Play: The Art and History of Cinematic Chiaroscuro


There’s a reason chiaroscuro lighting has been around for hundreds of years. It’s effective and dynamic, and it tells a story.

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How They Shot ‘WandaVision’ with One Camera and 47 Lenses


We chat with cinematographer Jess Hall about the process of duplicating seven television eras for the Marvel series.

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How the Special Effect of Slow Motion Works


Here’s a breakdown of how slow motion went from a technological hurdle to an aesthetic choice.