According to Alfonso Cuarón, the scene in which Cleo is turning off the lights contains 45 different camera positions. Why couldn't he do the scene simply with a 360-degree panning shot?

Has he commented on his reasoning for this?

  • I've tried to bring the question more on-topic for us. It might be that the director has commented on his reasoning.
    – Paulie_D
    Mar 20, 2019 at 12:31
  • Thank you. What I meant was, can't we get the exact same result with a single camera panning? and if not, why not? Mar 20, 2019 at 12:35
  • Do you have a link to a clip?
    – Tetsujin
    Mar 20, 2019 at 16:39
  • No, I couldn't find the clip on youtube or elsewhere. Mar 25, 2019 at 22:22


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