Wrapped my cinematography shoot today. Feels good to be finished. Glad I’m not editing. In scheduling, I don’t think out editor appreciates how much I do to make it to shoots and be on. Today (and Monday), I took the three buses from St. Pete to Tampa, with my camera, crane, and assorted gear. Today it was all of that, plus my slider. My assorted gear, including monitor, C47s, extension cord, etc. was put in my backpack and I added my laptop to dump footage more quickly. I ended up having to take a $54 cab back home, but this needed to get done.
Here’s a screenshot from one of the sliding test shots, shot from more of a (not very high) bird’s eye view.
Going back over some screenshots from 10x19 I realise that the lighting in this shot does a fabulous job of giving Dean black eyes. And this comes right after Benny describes Purgatory as Dean’s ‘happy place’. It’s the promise of setting the beast free without consequence, the possibility of calm, and purity. At this moment Dean considers the potential offer, allowing the darkness that lingers in his soul to catch a glimpse of the sunlight before it is locked away once more.
The movie emphasizes writing, reading, and plays. The cinematographer uses contrasting values and colors to create emotions, such as passion and grief. There are lot of close up views of hands and pages.
The writing says that something is happening and there is always motion around the pages or the way they are placed encourages motion. A still from a film is often in reference to a larger piece which you can’t get from one photo still. I would like to do something similar by capturing motion, like someone typing or photographing, because when a person is done with either of those things there is a flurry of motion and something is going on around them.