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#1 Seldon

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:06 PM

Hey Everyone,

I have a question: how do cinematographers get that really high-paced action look in pictures like Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and a little in Gladiator. I can't exactly put my thumb on how it looks, so I'll hope you know what I'm talking about.

Thanks and have a good one.
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#2 Mike Lary

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:35 PM

Hey Everyone,

I have a question: how do cinematographers get that really high-paced action look in pictures like Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and a little in Gladiator.

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Posted 04 August 2005 - 08:41 PM

maybe using short zooms or tele primes, and adding shutter angle in cam about 45 or 15 degrees. hand held work usually makes it look fast paced, if you edit short takes with cuts
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Posted 04 August 2005 - 09:50 PM

Hey Everyone,

I have a question: how do cinematographers get that really high-paced action look in pictures like Saving Private Ryan, Band of Brothers, and a little in Gladiator.  I can't exactly put my thumb on how it looks, so I'll hope you know what I'm talking about. 

Thanks and have a good one.

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I'm not trying to get around helping you, but watch the scenes you're thinking about and think about them a little more and post again. What (specific nouns and adjectives, here) about them makes them seem fast paced and exciting?

Again, I'm not trying to skirt the subject, this is to help you a little. A big part of making movies is being able to communicate the indescribable things you want to do, without that you're fairly useless in a group situation except as a strong back.
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#5 Matt Pacini

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Posted 05 August 2005 - 12:56 PM

I think you're referring to the narrow shutter angle.

Personally, I think this has already been worn to death, & I'm sick of seeing it, but hey, that's just my taste. I'm sick of seeing a lot of things! :)

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#6 Seldon

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Posted 06 August 2005 - 08:47 AM

thanks to all for the replies
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