Topic: Stand-out camerawork/photography/"shots" compilation.
So I figured I'd finally contribute with a topic (hopefully not an existing one).
Basically, whenever you come across it, give examples of camerawork, or general cinematography, that you like. Recently my brain has started being tickled by this sort of thing, mainly because I've had a camera for a while and really gotten into the nitty gritty of photography in general, not being able to appreciate composition, exposure, focus-pulling etc.
Examples can be of composition, intricacy, timing, etc. Those types of things. Also "shots" in general, where camera and sound work together.
I'll start to give some examples:
I saw "Contact" again after 10 or so years, probably more. Wow, what a great movie I've been neglecting for all this time. In terms of camerawork and cinematography, there are just tons of little flourishes and details here and there that I just adored.
Youtube examples with timecode (will work as long as the full movie is on youtube, I hope this is acceptable, I am not posting torrent links or anything, this is as available as it can get and it's up still after 6 months). Examples generally end at the edit immediately after them. There are quite alot of them in this case.
1. Intro shot - http://youtu.be/NOZPYQWRPyU?t=26s
Be aware of sudden sound.
This shot is beautiful, as the camera moves back the radiowaves from earth become older and older.
One seamless shot.
One long take/move (2 edits in).
I even missed this one initially it is so flawless. Slow-motion tracking shot with a twist.
Basically no.2 reversed.
Inside to outside car.
Steadicam or crane by canyon. This is probably the most beautiful shot in the film.
The smoothness of this extreme close push-in is just pure gold.
Long steadicam move, but the finesse in how it starts and ends is just wonderful.
The move at detonation from monitors to outside view is great. Bonus for the projectile slung at the control tower and the smoke hitting the window, also perfect.
Overall this film is porn for steadicam-lovers. Lots of sensitive scenes have long slow push-ins and the visual language overall is just teriffic.
Get posting, I'd love to find some new stuff to swoon over.
Last edited by TechNoir (2013-02-03 23:27:38)