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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:57 pm 
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Have you seen a great cinematographic video online? Share them here!

A couple of first contributions:
- Ruth - Justin Cerato
- Andererseits - Sanne Kurz
- The Trainer - Peter Falk

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 21, 2010 6:12 pm 
i finally made an account after lurking for a long time...

just want to say that these videos really showed me once again that content is the one and only most important thing (in photography and motion pictures). aesthetics and all the technical stuff comes after that (and i am someone who really, really digs everything aesthetically pleasing).

video "ruth" features a very pretty girl and showcases low depth of field. and thats it, no content, you forget about it the second it ends. (to be fair that was probably also the intention of the author who titled it "cinematographory sample")

the makers of "andererseits" imo still have a long way to go concerning storytelling. if i hadnt read the description, i would have no clue what it was about. and even so it didnt make much sense.

"the trainer" i really loved! it has a real character that tells a story (or actually just his emotions in his everyday life). a pleasure to listen and watch. the out of focus effects are vastly overdone imo and a bit distracting at times. but this could just as well been shot with a cheap camcorder and it would still be good, because of its content.


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I really dug the Indie movie "The wackness" for it's cinematography style, I recommend it! It's a long movie though, so buy/rent it. You won't regret it :)

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Welcome Swonkie to the Camera Labs forum! I hope you'll enjoy your time here!

Content is very important indeed, that's why I really liked The Trainer. As soon as I get the opportunity to shoot video with my DSLR system, I'll focus on the story at least as much as I'd focus on technicalities.

I'll see if I can ever get my hands on that movie Marijn, thanks for sharing!

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Don't forget the people who make some of the classic films. People like Ridley Scott, some stunning shots in Alien, Bladerunner and all of the scenery in Thelma and Louise as well as tracking a moving mirror, the fuel tanker, and never seeing a member of the crew or any of the equipment used.

Then there are the Cohen brothers, the Wachowski's etc etc every film having cinematography to fit in with the sentiment of the screenplay.

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I hated Blade runner, especially the soundtrack, but I agree to the other films mentioned. Also don't forget Requiem for a Dream :)
Oh, and Shaun of the dead, with it's weird short montages ;)

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Enough discussion, let's see some videos! Are the trailers of those films good cinematographic examples?

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It is not just the trailers but the whole movie that is the example.

There are of course forums where people discuss the subject in depth
http://www.cinematography.com/

The Wiki definition of what cinematography is
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinematography

And all of the films that won an oscar for best cinematography since 1928
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Academy_Aw ... matography

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