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It's called 'negative space' and is often used to convey a sense of isolation - Watch: What's Negative Space Mr Robot does a similar thing, called quadrant framing - The Socially Anxious Framing of 'Mr. Robot' I don't know enough about it to provide a full answer, as I'm not certain precisely what is gained by having the negative space behind the ...


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This specific image from Narcos is a mix of the Eyeline Match technique, Negative Space and the 180-Degree Rule, I found a great explanation of it in this book "Film: A Critical Introduction". This article gives a great summary and examples for Negative Space technique. I'm sure there are more videos on youtube with visual examples, but in short: Eyeline ...


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For the most part, this is simply Janet Leigh toughing it out and trying her damnedest not to blink. Leigh described the process in this interview to Woman's World, and here's an excerpt: There is also a shot — that seems to go on forever — where the camera is locked on Marion’s dead eye, and Janet somehow never blinks. Not once. Some have suggested that ...


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How to shoot dangerous animals in movie? There are many methods of doing it, such as: 1. Using real animals: But it can go the wrong way easily if not done properly, like the case of Roar (1981) from premiumbeat Roar, a 1981 drama thriller, perhaps embraced realism too wholeheartedly in its production. Portraying a private zoo filled with over 100 wild ...


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Axial Cut / Concentration Cut From wikipedia: An axial cut is a type of jump cut, where the camera suddenly moves closer to or further away from its subject, along an invisible line drawn straight between the camera and the subject. [...] [A]n axial cut is a way of maintaining the illusion of continuity. The intervening footage (as the camera moves ...


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The other answers are great about explaining this type of use of negative space generally. Having seen this scene, I'd say that this particular framing is meant to show starkly that the characters are up against a wall, metaphorically. They have constantly been hamstrung by their own higher-ups, repeatedly blocked from doing the very job they are there ...


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I haven't see that particular scene, but I know that shots are framed and lit a particular way to give the viewer a particular emotional impression. Personally, I get two things from the images you provided. If you lay the two shots over each other, the characters appear back to back. This means they are looking away from each other. This is emphasized by ...


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For Children Of Men, a film that features several lengthy single-shot sequences, they built an extensive rig on top of the car, and also modified the car seats so the actors that weren't on screen could get out of the way of the camera. According to the movie's Wikipedia page: Cuarón's initial idea for maintaining continuity during the roadside ambush ...


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This can be accomplished with simple CGI (computer-generated imagery). In the original shot, the camera is visible. Before the movie is released, digital artists simply replace the reflection of the camera with something that looks like the reflection of the room. This is the same technique that is used to hide the wires & ropes that hold actors up when ...


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The Lord of the Rings trilogy, with principal photography taking place in 1999 and 2000, was mostly shot on 35mm film which was then digitised for editing, CG overlay and color correction. It also would have been distributed to cinemas that were still running film projectors - the changeover to digital wasn't until around 2010. 35mm film is essentially ...


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While it isn't an epic long film, there is a 16 second video on youtube that documents the changes in the skyline of Shijnuku (One of the wards of Tokyo, Japan) over a 35 year period. The video itself is basically stitched together photographs over a period of 35 years from the same spot. The longest capture from space documents two orbits of the ISS around ...


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