Jul 082017
 
Lighting 4 More Scenes from IDA

IDA director Pawel Pawlikowski and cinematographer Lukasz Zal, PSC, watching the camera monitor This post continues my in-depth look at scenes from the wonderful Polish film IDA. Once again I offer video and high-resolution images to present detailed examples of scene lighting. This 2nd post is intended to be seen after you’ve read the 1st [...]

Jul 292013
 
Opening Shot WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES

The opening 1-shot scene of this poetic film is an illustrated lesson in astronomy given by a young man in a tavern at closing time. The camera movement is masterfully choreographed by director Bela Tarr. +++

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May 052013
 
3 Scenes from ONLY GOD FORGIVES

A Bangkok shoot-out and chase from Nicholas Winding Refn’s upcoming film, which will premiere in Cannes: +++ In another scene, Gosling’s character and his date get crudely insulted by his mother +++ In another excerpt, Gosling’s character attacks a man in an empty nightclub +++ The cinematography by Larry Smith is dark, moody, colorful. It [...]