Profound Shots

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Ben on July 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm

You probably know what I mean by “moments frozen in time;” sometimes even done literally (or at least in slow-motion) by cinematographers. Camera operators will often use an intense visual focus, besides time cropping, to enhance the importance in a certain scene with spatial denotation.

Many parts of post-production are related to aspects of cinematography. I think one of the most interesting parts about post-production, as related to cinematography, is contrast. I well understand that it looks, well, stupid, to apply contrast adjustments senselessly. I think physical lighting is the best way to add real contrast. I often find that authors actually — in the case of very profound or important scenes — artificially decrease the contrast, and sometimes use tone-targeted color balancing.

Do you have any thoughts to add?

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