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7 Iconic Hollywood Cinematography Techniques

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Film & Television 9th Jan 2017 Premium Beat


Every director has a go-to shot that makes a scene unmistakably their own. Let’s take a look at 7 iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking.

Great directors make an impact on the history of filmmaking, introducing a style and technical approach that becomes both trademark and influence. Akira Kurosawa’s approach to storytelling influenced George Lucas. Robert Altman’s sprawling character sketches inspired Paul Thomas Anderson. And yet, every director who can be called legend is able to take their influences and create something completely new from them. The pure visual aspect of filmmaking is where most filmmakers begin making their mark. Let’s look at a handful of iconic cinematography techniques used by the masters of filmmaking.


 The Dolly Zoom aka The Trombone Shot

Here’s how Wikipedia describes the dolly zoom:

The dolly zoom is an unsettling in-camera effect that appears to undermine normal visual perception.

Here’s the easiest explanation of how it’s done, courtesy of Jan Stripek.

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