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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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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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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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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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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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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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American filmmaker Rian Craig Johnson tweets the following regarding the 1917 movie in his twitter account. Last night at the PGA awards Mendes told me 1917 was ACTUALLY shot in one continuous take, if an actor flubbed a line they’d go all the way back and start again from the beginning. They paid Cumberbatch to show up every day and wait in that room at ...


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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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