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Similar techniques were used in Birdman which was also visualised as a single shot, and the opening scene of The Revenant. Usually, if you're looking out for them you can see the wipes they use - watch for someone crossing camera in such a way as they completely cover the shot, or in Birdman, they used transitions between rooms, covered by CGI to keep the ...


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Quoting from Wikipedia under filming section. Filming was accomplished with long takes and elaborately choreographed moving camera shots to give the effect of one continuous take. Careful editing was employed to trick the viewer’s eye into thinking they were watching films unfolding in one unbroken take. (source) Sam Mendes explained it quite well ...


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I know I teased this as a comment, but the answer really is disappointing… They used CGI to mask the transitions. After comments This doesn't mean it wasn't clever or a lot of hard work by some amazing artists, merely that these days we're quite used to half of humanity vanishing, worlds colliding, or a woman pushing a space ship across galaxies. Mundane ...


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This has so far proven to be a long and not entirely fruitful search. The generic answer to "what lens is it?" is .. it's a wide-angle lens, very wide - a type known as a fish-eye. Precisely which one may have to remain speculation. There appears to be a discrepancy in recollection even amongst people who were there at the time. As to the far broader ...


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Without even examining the scene in microscopic detail, it's extremely unlikely that is composited from a single multi-camera take, even ignoring the cut-aways which could have been done at any time. Here's the link to the reference YouTube video the OP's linked Quora article refers to, if we need timings. Closer examination ...


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You don't see a reflection. What you see is an actor coming towards the camera. The HAL lense and light reflexes are added from a different layer. In Odyssey Kubrick used a technique called "Front Screen Projection" A technology that uses projecting a pre-recorded movie on a very reflective material (Scotchlite by 3M in the case of 2001:SO) using a one ...


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Most of the movie is filmed with 8-9 minutes long scenes and then edited to make it look as a continuous shot. Sometimes they pass the camera behind some objects (I remember some rocks and buildings) and cut the scene, then they can continue with the next scene without the audience noticing the cut. There's an article with most of the process explained.


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In the movie 2001: A Space Odyssey they used a Fairchild-Curtis custom fisheye lens, as seen on these pictures. Using a fisheye lens creates this specific distorted kind of image.


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There's a lighting mis-match, but I think it's 'expected' for the shot. I don't think it's rear projection. It's certainly not a 'backdrop' as a boat sails across it at one point. In this wide you can see the sun is high & behind the house - look at the tree. Most of the garden is shaded by the house, and probably a couple of big flags so we don't see ...


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There is formal education. And, there is informal education. You would have to have an education in order to make a film like Gravity. It would not necessarily have to be a college/university education. In order to have the ability to make such a film, you would have to acquire the proper education, training, coaching, etc., along with a bit of natural ...


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For the Blu-ray versions they might have applied various amounts of blur effects (smoothing out of grain) or sophisticated noise removal algorithms on the scan results. Moreover it is likely that they put more effort in digitizing movies which promised (in their eyes) higher revenue. So that's why decades-long classics might be prioritized over more recent ...


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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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It's not just possible, it's mandatory! If you've shopped for light bulbs lately, you know there are different color temperatures. LEDs used to be infamously blue, but now, they're available in any color you want. So when you make a production, you pick a color temperature to shoot in so all your stuff matches. Say your production standard is you ...


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Short Answer - Moviecam compact. This camera debuted in 1990 and was small, handy camera. Film (on which movie are recorded) have different grain. Usually bigger grain (noise) is cheaper and it's later smoothed out (mostly seen in TV productions). Smoothed, for example, using different lenses. But the new camera wasn't so acomodated in lenses like a Mitchell ...


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I would add one more term to the initial confusion: I would say that in the eyes of the audience, three terms are interchangeable, tracking, travelling & following. All simply imply that the camera stays with the subject as the subject moves. I would claim that, of these three, only 'travelling' implies that the camera physically moves along with the ...


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According to the BFI: Like Bernardo Bertolucci, Pasolini began under the influence of classic Italian neorealism. Pasolini’s first film, Accattone (1961) – often cited as the last neorealist film – returns to the petty criminal underworld of the Roman ‘borgate’ (suburbs) that he explored in his previous novels. However, despite sharing certain superficial ...


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Nowadays CGI would be used for a scene like this (see Mirror shot without camera reflection in "Velvet Buzzsaw"). CGI Lens shot: But since that technique was most likely not available at the time and might also not have been a great fit for Kubricks artistic approach, there must be a practical solution at works here. Other movies have done ...


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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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