Cinematography Essays

  • Cinematography

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    music and they could not let minor differences break them up. Instances like this happen over and over in this film making it a perfect example of the inspiration sound can bring to a movie. These three films each stand out in different aspects of cinematography and make their respective movie better because of it. After watching these films viewers should have a better idea of what makes a movie great and what things to look for themselves the next time they go to the theatre.

  • Cinematography In The Matrix

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    The Matrix is a sci-fi action film about a computer hacker named Neo that has been brought into another world deemed “the matrix.” The Matrix is a prime example of cinematography. The film uses many different types of cinematography such as mise-en-scene, special effects, and camera shots to make it interesting and entertaining to the audience guiding their attention to the important aspects of the film. Mise-en-scene is used in many different parts of the movie to help the viewers feel as if they

  • The Importance Of Cinematography In 'The Royal Tenenbaums'

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    Cinematography (The Royal Tenenbaums) Cinematography is the art of motion pictures recorded using various techniques with a camera. The essential used of cinematography in a film is to create meaning to its audience. In the movie The Royal Tenenbaums, Wes Anderson the director has applied an artistic way to present the scene where Richie Tenenbaum (Luke Wilson) suicide. Anderson has engaged this element to help captivate the audience into the world of misery resided by Richie. He has discovered

  • The Impact of Cinematography on Our Life

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    today’s society, film is seen as a major form of entertainment that can also be used to convey certain messages and themes. An aspect of film that is often missed or taken for granted is the impact of cinematography. Cinematography is the art of motion picture photography. Over the years, cinematography has proven itself to be a major contribution to film, furthering its artistic value and evolving as time changes. In the beginning, when film was still an emerging form of technology, expression of artistic

  • Cinematography in Schindler's List

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    The paper I decided to do was on “Schindler’s List”. I have seen this movie four times and yet had not really noticed the many ways in which the director, Steven Spielberg, used the camera to emphasis a “million words”. It was interesting, when watching this film from this stand point, how I was able to see the importance of the way the director uses sounds and color to make some much significant points of a film. I decided to emphasis the way certain close ups and facial expressions were used to

  • Cinematography in Godfather the Movie

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    Mario Puzo’s "The Godfather" was the first and most influential gangster movie that paved the way for gangster movies of the future. The movie was directed by Frances Ford Copolla, who made many different ingenious ways to portray this gangster classic. The movie was a very subversive movie, and one of the first of all time.The Godfather has a many different uses of light settings through the whole movie, in which the movie can be interpreted on. The lighting in "The Godfather," is very dim and

  • Importance Of Cinematography In The Film Night Of The Hunter

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    was intended to make them feel. In order to ensure that the audience will be able to engage into the film and understand its meaning an element known as Cinematography is needed. Cinematography is a very important element to this process because it controls the way the audience views and interprets the images that are being displayed. Cinematography is a key element in the film making process.

  • Essay On Cinematography Of Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho

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    Cinematography of Hitchcocks Psycho Alfred Hitchcock is renown as a master cinematographer (and editor), notwithstanding his overall brilliance in the craft of film. His choice of black and white film for 1960 was regarded within the film industry as unconventional since color was perhaps at least five years the new standard. But this worked tremendously well. After all, despite

  • Stylization of Film and the Enhancement of Narrative through Cinematography, Mise-en-Scene and Editing

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    that a makes up a film. You have the storyline, plot, characters, mise-en-scene cinematography and editing. Based on these counterparts and how they are orchestrated to portray a story, gives insight in which the audience follows along with the story and whether each counterparts contribute in a significant way to a plot to make the film a whole. How does editing contribute to the narration to a film? How does cinematography, the way the camera moves and mise-en-scene, what lies in the shot, contributes

  • How Mise-en-scene and Cinematography are Used in an Opening Sequence to an Action Adventure Film

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    How Mise-en-scene and Cinematography are Used to Position the Audience and Create Effect in an Opening Sequence to an Action Adventure Film In Entrapment the opening sequence plays a key role in captivating the audience and setting the plot for the rest of the film. Mise-en-scene and cinematography are vital in positioning the audience and creating a sense of mystery which will attract the audience to keep watching. Mise-en-scene refers to everything put in front of the camera during filming

  • Reflection On The Movie

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    so far as a cinematographer, I have grown to love that more than editing. I really felt confident about the cinematography of our short film. Good cinematography can really make you pop from behind the camera. After watching our short film, I felt really proud because the film had really great depth of field and sharp focus on people. I heard nothing but compliments from the cinematography and I couldn’t have been more excited. Typically in films the director gets all the credit. However, in our

  • Light Of Visions Film Analysis

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    Light of visions is a documentary on world renowned Cinematographers. The documentary has multiple current time Cinematographers staring in this giving their thoughts on what they say are well directed and the techniques that are used in those famous movies that makes those movies so well made. The movie begins with directors like Ernest Dickenson, Caleb Deschanel, Conrad Hall and more talking about how films used to be filmed and what kind of directing was used. The different elements used to direct

  • Film Analysis: Orson Welles 'Rob Kane'

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    relationship of Kane and Susan. As Susan performs a segment of Il Barbiere di Seviglia: Scene IV A Chamber in De Bartolo’s House, Kane is shown in a state of tranquility which gives him a sense that peaceful domesticity is possible. The first deep focus cinematography is seen when Kane’s wife Emily and political opponent Boss appear at Susan’s apartment. As the three characters are arguing in the background Susan is seen in front with her back

  • Macbeth

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    moaning and showed signs of suffering. In conclusion, these overall actions of the characters portrayed the mood change over the course of the film, thus emphasizing the fact that Macbeth had brought poverty, sorrow and horror to Scotland. The cinematography enforced the mood, drama, and plot. The use of color in the film was telltale of the mood. The colors were drab, lifeless, mellow colors. These colors were telltale signs of the setting and mood of the play. The setting was in a sorrowful, dirty

  • Peeping Tom Film Analysis

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    In this essay I will be analysing the use of cinematography in two films, using Peeping Tom (1960) directed by Michael Powell and Psycho (1960) directed by Alfred Hitchcock. The reason why I choose these two films is because although they are from the same genre, and from the same period, the methods both films use are similar and at the same time completely different. To begin with, the cinematography in Peeping Tom is very clever and subjective especially in the murder scenes. The main character

  • Digital Cinematography

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    Digital Cinematography For over a century motion picture have entertained the masses, allowing people to view life taking place on a large screen. For the majority of this time these movies were shot using the same film found in photographic cameras. Technology always seems to take over and the film industry seems poised to be the next target. With digital picture acquisition getting better everyday, movies are beginning to be shot completely digital. There are a number of plusses and minuses

  • Sound 101 Essay

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    Cinematography 101: Ushering students into the world of the cinematographer through hands-on sessions with the camera operator’s essential tools in telling a visual story, including who’s who on set and what they do. It’s an exploration of fundamental camera principles, types, formats and operations, shot selection and rules for continuity and screen direction, plus that most crucial element, the basics of lighting—the nature and quality of light itself and how to sculpt it. Sound 101: Introducing

  • In Time Cinematography

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    just left with two hours, he ran away with a hostage which is Sylvia Weiss. In this interrogation scene, the power of a system and ignorant society was shown with cinematography, mise-en-scene, sound and lightings. In the interrogation scene, where Will asks Raymond about why is he investigating a murder in Ghetto, Niccol uses cinematography as well as the costume to show that the power of the system is more powerful than justice. Niccol uses high angle shot and low angle shot to contrast the value

  • Mise En Scene In Silverado

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    During a movie, many actions go unnoticed by the typical viewer. However, while watching a movie, many terms emerge that can label each dynamic aspect of a movie. Knowing and looking for these names can change a viewers experience into a form of acknowledging and appreciating the cinematic arts. Following terms such as panning, mise en scene, and zoom are some examples of these labels. These are just a few of many terms can be seen throughout one movie. One very powerful component of film is panning

  • The Language of New Media by Lev Manovich

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    foreseen. Because if this, the transformation and impact was not recorded systematically. With the rise of cinema, a new artistic language was born: cinematography. Even though Manovich criticizes that it was not recorded, we need a form of hindsight to see its importance and its consequences before being able to make an educated judgement about cinematography which will shape the recording of it. Manovich tries to provide “a potential map of what the field could be” (ibid, pg.11) back in 2001. I think