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How they shot the long open

Postby momoffduty » Thu Jan 24, 2019 5:50 pm

The opener was just over 1 minute and moved thru 2 scenes. Interesting how they filmed this continuous shot.

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Re: How they shot the long open

Postby Peru » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:36 pm

Wow. That was some amazing camera work and choreography. ::CLAP:
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Re: How they shot the long open

Postby Steve Grisetti » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:39 pm

This is very cool, Cheryl!

The long take is one of my favorite film techniques, with the scenes from "Touch of Evil" and "Goodfellas" they reference as a couple of my favorites. Sometimes I can't even imagine how they're able to do it!

For a great example, check out the opening scene from "The Player" (It's on Vimeo). Like the whole movie, it's self-referential and full of Hollywood in-jokes and 8 minutes long, but I could watch it over and over.
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Re: How they shot the long open

Postby Bob » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:56 pm

I've been watching that series on Amazon Prime. Looking forward to the next season. Great cinematography throughout.

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Re: How they shot the long open

Postby momoffduty » Fri Jan 25, 2019 10:04 am

The Player is one very long opener! We've watched the series in the last 2 weeks. I found myself watching the camera movement instead of the dialogue. One opener was on a train that swept backwards down the aisle and thru the train rear window. Witty writing all around and at times it felt like a play more than a TV show.
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Re: How they shot the long open

Postby sidd finch » Sat Jan 26, 2019 11:25 am

That was a pretty impressive opener. The body mounted cameras give so much more to a shot than the camera on a tripod. I think it really draws the viewer into the scene and makes you in the movement. Another great use of this style was the TV show the west wing. I was always fascinated at the movement of the camera as they walked along.

One style I see a lot is where the camera walks around the actors in a circle. It always makes me feel dizzy as the keep circling.

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Re: How they shot the long open

Postby Peru » Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:42 pm

sidd finch wrote:

One style I see a lot is where the camera walks around the actors in a circle. It always makes me feel dizzy as the keep circling.

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...and they usually have that "shake" thing along with it. I prefer my video smooth.
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