The renowned director of "Fight Club" has one of the most interesting camera movements among contemporary filmmakers. Let's break down the Fincher style.
Fincher is a fan of using minimalist camera movement to tell stories. Many among them are meant to confuse. It's difficult for people to know if it's the camera or the subject itself that moves. The pans, tilts, match scenes, zoom-ins, are fooling, too. The Fincher camera likes to create illusions. When centralizing characters, he'll make sure there's the feeling of being "locked in", hijacking the eyes of his audience.
Watch this detailed essay on the American director's flavor for filmmaking.
Danish filmmaker Nicolas Winding Refn became prominent to the cinematic art house in his film "Pusher", then to critical success with "Drive". Refn's been known for his brutal and gritty style. There's no romance, even in camera movement, but has always been fashionable.
The latest Star Wars filmmaker Rian Jonson worked with such diverse genres which requires him to be a chameleon of cinema. From the renowned crime series "Breaking Bad', the sci-fi thriller "Looper" and to the latest installment of the space opera "The Last Jedi", here's his shot list.
Filmmaker James Cameron is one of the most successful people in cinema to date and is one of the definers of contemporary mainstream cinema with his excessive use of special effects and epic themes. Now, what does it take to inspire a filmmaker such as Cameron? Here are his influences.
The American director is often making headlines in film circles nowadays, proving him to be one of the most important 21st-century filmmakers, and what can be said more about Wes Anderson than his special use of color?
Since its independence in 1810, Argentina became one of the most powerful economic systems as its remarkably strong middle class makes it stand out among its neighbors, but it was also a crucial period when its culture flourished through art and photography in different movements and eras.
The first installment of the Indiana Jones movie series was one of the top-grossing films and continues to be so today. It was a highly acclaimed film, and most noted for Spielberg's "desert chase" scene. Here, the guys at Shot by Shot break down the iconic piece.
American photographer Ansel Adams remains one of the most renowned photographers today, and his photographs of American landscape and wilderness are iconic.. But there is more to Adams as a photographer. Turning away from mountain ranges, he also documented the WWII Manzanar relocation.
From the 19th century to today, the concept of 'family' has changed over time -- from families born into ones, to the ones we have chosen for ourselves. Photographers then and now have found the basic unit of society an interesting, continuous study.
Greta Gerwig's directoral debut in Lady Bird is something to not be missed. By showing us what how even the most confident of people can be torn down to their barest bones by coming to terms with the question "who am I?" A question asked by the story as well as the camera.
Nikon is today's one of the oldest camera and optics manufacturer to date, established in Tokyo, 1917. It has now reached its centennial year in 2017, and the corporation looks back at its eventful past through photographers and photography, as well as the cameras that made them renowned.