The likes of 'Birdman" and "The Revenant" are proof that exceptional camerawork makes storytelling and cinema larger than life. This is how filmmaker Alejandro González Inarritu.
Since most of his films are emotionally-charged, Inarritu's style caters to emotions and drama, via sweeping long takes to suspense and highlight moments of action, extreme low angles and visceral close-ups.
The Mexican filmmaker is the first Mexican filmmaker to be nominated for the Academy Award for Best Director and Directors Guild of America Award for Outstanding Directing.
The Japanese master of cinema Akira Kurosawa continues to be a universal favorite among artists of all ages and expertise. Kurosawa's exceptional visual storytelling is something even photographers should learn from.
A picture can tell innumerable stories and messages, and such is the photography of Igor Posner, whose oeuvre of St. Petersburg's streets and everyday culture can transcend larger-than-life, a feat that the wordsmiths of timeless Russian literature have mastered.
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.
Filmmaker Steven Soderbergh is known as a chameleon of color, known for using striking, strong color casts in which frames are saturated with one hue. In this video, Fandor Channel studies the palettes and the neighboring colors that make each scene "out of this world".
The best films from then and today do not only rely on good scripts and the arcs in storytelling. Visual storytelling is 50% of a film, too, and it's the scene that should say it all. Subjective perspective is one of the approaches to make compelling cinematography.
A split diopter shot is a shot taken by split-focus diopters as it uses a convex glass attachment to make the camera nearsighted, thus giving a deeper focus on the subject. Crime filmmaker and screenwriter Brian De Palma uses this shot throughout his oeuvre.
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?