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Children of Men - The Cinematography of Emmanuel Lubezki


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#1 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 10:12 AM



I posted in wrong forum. Can a mod please move it for me? Sorry for screwing up my first post! Such a newb!

Edited by Diavolo, 03 July 2007 - 10:14 AM.

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#2 Paul Maibaum ASC

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Posted 03 July 2007 - 08:52 PM

Outstanding film, incredible cinematography.
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#3 Xavier Plaza

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 10:16 AM

Definitely a Master piece, i didn't surprised coming from Emmanuel Lubezki "Chivo"
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#4 Tom Lowe

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Posted 04 July 2007 - 06:15 PM

IMO, Lubezki has been robbed of his rightfully due Oscars two years in a row now.
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#5 Jamie Lewis

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 08:45 AM

IMO, Lubezki has been robbed of his rightfully due Oscars two years in a row now.


I was really bothered by him not getting it for Children of Men. After I left the theater my jaw was on the floor at how absolutely beautiful the cinematography was. It was simply amazing.

I'm guessing you're referring to The New World? I haven't see that yet. How does it compare to CoM?
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#6 Tom Lowe

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Posted 05 July 2007 - 09:39 AM

I was really bothered by him not getting it for Children of Men. After I left the theater my jaw was on the floor at how absolutely beautiful the cinematography was. It was simply amazing.

I'm guessing you're referring to The New World? I haven't see that yet. How does it compare to CoM?


For my money, cinematography doesn't get any better The New World. Definitely better than CoM, for me. In fact, The New World has the best cinematography since at least 2000's In the Mood for Love, in my opinion. You should check it out when you get a chance. I'd like to hear your thoughts on it.

I think it's fair to say with TNW and CoM, Lubezki has vaulted himself into the very upper echelons of working DPs.

Edited by Tom Lowe, 05 July 2007 - 09:40 AM.

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#7 Ram Shani

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 04:30 AM

i just sew the movie and let me tell this kind of moves remind me why i am a cinematographer it is visually stunning and brave hope same day i could shoot like this:)
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#8 Juan Pablo Ramirez

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Posted 20 July 2007 - 10:22 AM

the cinematography of children of men is stunning, but the thing that impressed me the most was the camera work
pardon my grammar english ain't my native language
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#9 Igor Trajkovski

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:48 PM

In the above video,
what is Emmanuel holding?

SLR and video camera?

?

Emmanuel.JPG


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#10 Logan Schneider

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 05:58 PM

It looked like a directors viewfinder using a small dv camera as a video tap, like a different version of the 'ultimate director's' viewfinder.
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#11 Chayse Irvin

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Posted 22 July 2007 - 09:35 PM

http://www.pstechnik...lfilm-vdf35.php

In the above video,
what is Emmanuel holding?

SLR and video camera?

?

Emmanuel.JPG
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#12 Marc Shap

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 11:52 AM

http://www.qcam.co.n... viewfinder.jpg

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#13 Adam Kesher

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Posted 23 July 2007 - 12:45 PM

What's the image quality like from viewfinders like the one above? Good enough to use it as a 35 adapter together with a Handycam?
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#14 John R Hudson

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Posted 29 July 2007 - 10:22 PM

I read whereas they shot using only available light with only a few instances of bounce and artificial

Beautiful film.
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#15 Igor Trajkovski

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Posted 30 July 2007 - 08:52 AM

@ Chayse Irvin - Thank you.


What's the image quality like from viewfinders like the one above? Good enough to use it as a 35 adapter together with a Handycam?


I wonder that too.

It depends also if the GG has
only markers of the frame
and nothing in the center.


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#16 Adam Dautry

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 01:19 PM

best movie of the year!
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#17 David Sweetman

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Posted 08 September 2007 - 02:04 PM

What's the image quality like from viewfinders like the one above? Good enough to use it as a 35 adapter together with a Handycam?

I guess if you have a spare cine lens? Something in "Arri PL, Panavision, Bayonet or BNC-R". It's probably still overkill though, unless you're using it for the unique image, at which point image quality must not really factor into it...

Anyway, Children of Men is definitely a great film, I love the visual style. In fact, I've got to rent that again, wish I'd seen it in theaters.
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#18 Mark Bliss

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 01:30 PM

"children of men" - simply briliant,

I have used this gismo on a recent shoot in Korea, worked a treat, either hard wire it to you clam-shell or micro wave it.

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 04:57 PM

Back to the YOUTUBE video real quick. They talk about using only natural light, but what about scenes at night like the one at the farm house where theo is sneaking around outside the cars trying to get them out of there? Did they just use a very high speed film? It doesn't seem to grainy, nor does it seem like there is much like to supply a 500T stock. Maybe i'm just too much of an amateur and don't get it.
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#20 Daniel Carruthers

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Posted 14 January 2008 - 05:36 PM

Back to the YOUTUBE video real quick. They talk about using only natural light, but what about scenes at night like the one at the farm house where theo is sneaking around outside the cars trying to get them out of there? Did they just use a very high speed film? It doesn't seem to grainy, nor does it seem like there is much like to supply a 500T stock. Maybe i'm just too much of an amateur and don't get it.


Ive seen that interview as well.
They used light, they just kept it as natural as possible, and tried not to clutter the set with cables or grip equipment.
I remeber I seen a picture somewhere of a giant light soarce hanging from a crane in the farm scenes at night. it may have been the asc article.
And they tired to build the lighting into the sets, and alot of the time scenes are just lit with photofloods or worklights which you see on film.
And he used a single film stock 500t 5229 which is a low contrast film stock which allowed him to shoot under extreame conditions.
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