Monday, March 9, 2009

Cinemetography at its Best.

Inspired by our in-class session last Wednesday, Dean had assigned us to find a scene from a movie that follows the elements in film. The subject of film is a growing interest of mine, as film is a common use in photography and cinematography, and I am currently taking a film class. Last class helped me explore the use of a camera, and angles, direction, etc. It helped me have a better understanding/appreciation for cinematography.
So for tech task #12, I chose a scene from the 2008 Oscar winner for cinematography: Slumdog Millionaire. I had just recently watched this film, and made sure to pay special attention to the cinematography. I believe they chose the right film as it explores all aspects of film, as it uses lighting, mood, scenery and camera angles to it's greatest advantage. This particular scene was one of my favorites. Among it were a number of shots: medium shots,panoramic shots, close up, tracking shots, and worms eye view, to name a few. The story in this scene follows two brothers after escaping an orphanage, and their work on the trains. I think you'll enjoy it for it's innocence and its beauty.


  1. I love the use of MIA in this scene. She rocks my socks.
    Great choice of video clips!

  2. Thanks!
    Yeah I love this song, and the lyrics even suits the scene in this movie.

  3. Alejandra, have you seen this movie? Honest to God, it is the best video I have ever watched in my entire life. I watched it in theatre before we discussed video elements in class - I went to watch it a second time after class and appreciated it even more than I did the first time around.
    I am not big into making videos but this movie makes me want to pic up a camera and do something with it... Awesome choice!

  4. Yeah I saw it on Sunday, and it's a beautiful film. It actually went a different way than I thought it would. (As in seeing the previews, I thought it would be a more cheerful, happy-go-lucky movie, but it wasn't). I love foreign films.
    You should also check out the movie that Erika used as an example. It's also a heart warming, beautiful film.