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.
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 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.
For the "Cinematic Images" competition, Lomography and the Indie Street Film Festival called to see some of the most unique photographs, balanced between cinema and still photographic styles, using elements of classic and contemporary cinema. Let's check out the winners!
When the news broke that the renowned photographer Cindy Sherman publicized her Instagram account, the Internet art world broke loose. Little do we know, Sherman's actually experimenting with one of the most powerful social media platforms among artists.
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.