If a picture is worth a thousand words, what is a film at 24 frames per second worth? Let’s not do the math, but considering that every minute of film is composed of thousands of flashing photos, it’s worth a lot, to say the least; perhaps that’s why so many great books have been written about cinematography and the visual medium. The cinematography of any given film leaves a lasting impact on the viewer for good reason. The visual component (and the ability to frame, light, and color it in certain ways) is what makes movies stand apart from other art forms like music and literature. Cinematography can achieve any number of tasks, including showing depth of character, eye-catching settings, and building suspense. Even the lowest budget production can be enhanced by strong cinematography. The director of photography obviously has his work cut out for him.
If you’re looking for the greats of cinematography, here’s a list of our personal favorites to get you started.Read MoreMovieWeb – Feed