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If you had 3 months to research about cinematography what would it be about?


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#1 Rasmus Eriksson

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Posted 09 February 2016 - 02:55 PM

Hey Guys!

 

I’m from Sweden, 23 years old, and is currently working as a 2nd AC in big Swedish features and do some smaller cinematography gigs when I have time to spear. I’m also in my last semester taking a bachelor in film science and I´m now writing a 25-page essay which is going to be focused on some aspect in cinematography.
 

But I’m not really sure about my topic, which is at the moment:

Sven Nykvist role in being one of the first to use a more naturalistic lighting approach and how it have affected todays cinematographers in their lighting technique.

If you had 3 months to dig in archives, read old cinematography magazines, do interviews, watch films ect? What would you write about, what would you want to know?

 

Thanks! :) 

 

 

If you would want to have a look at my  showreel its here: https://www.youtube....eature=youtu.be

 

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#2 Jeff Pauly

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 07:27 AM

Hello Rasmus

Last year, also for an essay I read "A man with a camera" by Nestor Almendros.
Talking about most of the movies he shot and the evolution of lighting in a softer and naturalistic way, this should be a great reading for you.

Also for more recent books on new approachs on cinematography, I advise you "Shooting Time, Cinematographers on cinematography" a book released by the Netherland Society of Cinematographers and "New Cinematographers" by Alexander Ballinger


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#3 Wiliam Cardoza

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Posted 18 February 2016 - 04:59 PM

How about from a feminist approach "The Gaze is Male" Laura Mulvey

 

-That of the person behind the camera.

- That of the characters within the representation or film itself.

- That of the spectator. 


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#4 DavidKlaus

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Posted 19 February 2016 - 03:34 AM

I think i would dig into lighting plots from the 50's and try to better understand studio lighting from the glorious Hollywood era. I would also try to know how life was for people who worked in big studios. Because i think it was a totally different approach. Nowadays, if you work in movies, it's exceptional. I get the sense that back in the 50's, it was like a normal job.


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