The first presence of a robot in film; Fritz Lang’s dystopian vision
Clutching Rico in his arms, Joe gazes upon his new life
When man creates the uncreateble, inevitable consequences ensue
Examining our everyday life in a new light; seeing the technological hubris that we have created and the previous worlds that have been erased
We expect sense and conformity, but what happens when we don’t receive it? Salvador Dali and Luis Bunuel demonstrate this with mesmerizing and shocking results
Cinematography is the creation of motion picture images. It can involve the use of film or digital imagery, usually with a movie camera. It is closely related to the art of still photography. Many additional technical difficulties and creative possibilities arise when the camera and elements of the scene may be in motion.
VWS (Very Wide Shot)
The subject is visible (barely), but the emphasis is still on placing him in his environment.
WS (Wide Shot)
The subject takes up the full frame, or at least as much as comfortably possible.
MS (Mid Shot)
Shows some part of the subject in more detail while still giving an impression of the whole subject.
MCU (Medium Close Up)
Half way between a MS and a CU.
CU (Close Up)
A certain feature or part of the subject takes up the whole frame.
ECU (Extreme Close Up)
The ECU gets right in and shows extreme detail.
Shows some (other) part of the subject in detail.
A shot of something other than the subject.
A shot of two people, framed similarly to a mid shot.
(OSS) Over-the-Shoulder Shot
Looking from behind a person at the subject.
Usually refers to a shot of the interviewer listening and reacting to the subject.
Point-of-View Shot (POV)
Shows a view from the subject’s perspective.
The subject is the weather. Can be used for other purposes, e.g. background for graphics.
The treachery of space
Grotesque, but serene nonetheless