How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut back and forth? Today, I consider the Coen brothers — Joel & Ethan — and see how these choices lend a particular feel to their version of shot/reverse shot.
Carter Burwell - Way Out There (Raising Arizona)
Carter Burwell - A Serious Man
Oscar Isaac - Green Green Rocky Road (Inside Llewyn Davis)
Carter Burwell - Little Blackie (True Grit)
Carter Burwell - End Titles (Miller’s Crossing)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle
Recommended Reading & Viewing:
ASC Magazine on Bruno Delbonnel & Inside Llewyn Davis: http://bit.ly/1OxkCoP
ASC Magazine’s profile of Roger Deakins: http://bit.ly/1TGUNKV
Roger Deakins forum post on the lenses he uses: http://bit.ly/1KNKToa
This is my senior project for my BYU Animation BFA. The project was to create the Cathedral in Amiens, France using 3D technology. This was built primarily in Houdini, with some early modeling in Maya. The final renders were composited in Nuke and the video was edited in After Effects.
The majority of the research for the Cathedral came from referencing images that people posted online, along with measurements and schematics included in Columbia University's Dr Stephen Murphy's book, "Notre Dame, Cathedral of Amiens: The Power of Change in Gothic."
The song used is "Mariam Matrem Virginem" performed by Anúna, and is used with the generous permission of Anúna's director, Michael McGlynn.
For more information, I may be contacted through my web site at http://www.denniswest.com