Thursday, October 2, 2008

The One Take

I'm pretty damn excited about the upcoming one-minute film project. I've used a Bolex before but only got to touch it a very limited amount. I'm hoping I can be on camera for one of the projects and want to do sometime along the lines of the following:

-Camera starts steady, maybe low to the ground
-Camera follows action that invades the frame
-Camera gets 'passed off' between different actions or movements 
-Camera reveals clearly as many things that are going on as possible while staying smooth and steady and within the one minute mark

Children of Men comes to mind, because it has some of my favorite cinematography of any recent film. The long takes Cuaron uses in the movie are inspiring because they carry the viewer through huge action scenes seamlessly. Can't wait to try it out on the Bolex.

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