When we see movies, we are really impressed by the way props, elements, and actors are placed on the screen. This uniform composition is surely appealing and has a huge impact on our viewing experience.
If you are interested in knowing more about how the placement of these things please our eyes, stay tuned with us. It’s because Raymond Thi of Composition Cam analyzes visually stunning films by placing bold lines.
Blade Runner 2049
Film director and cinematographer, Elena Rossini says “whenever people discuss the work of great directors, they often fail to mention the art of cinematography”. “But for me, it is truly essential and is what separates good from masterful directors. After all, the film is a visual art.”
“Stanley Kubrick, Wes Anderson, and Céline Sciamma [are probably at the top of this list]. ‘Portrait of a Lady on Fire’ was a masterpiece in my opinion, with every shot carefully composed as if it were a painting.”
The Shining, Full Metal Jacket, Space Odyssey
The Silence Of The Lambs (1991)
“My favorite composition technique is the one-point perspective,” Rossini said. “It’s Stanley Kubrick’s signature shot (I talked about it in my blog), where all the lines in the composition harmoniously converge to a point in the distance. It is no coincidence that Kubrick’s shots are so beautifully crafted, as he started working as a photographer and then made the transition to cinema.”
Since the filmmaker also admires Wes Anderson, Rossini loves his high-angle POV shots “as they put you in the shoes of the characters, creating an added sense of intimacy.”