Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The Cinematography of Akira Kurosawa

This fascinating video (8 mins long) explores what exactly it is that makes the cinematography of famed Japanese film director Akira Kurosawa so special. Critics have admired Kurosawa's film craftsmanship for years - but what is it that makes his style so unique, and his movies so special? Apparently, it's all about movement - specifically, the motion of objects in the frame. But why should animators study this stuff? Because cinematography is a part of our craft. Knowing how and where to put the camera, and how to get from one shot to another, is a vital part of any film-maker's skillset. So watch and learn from the master.

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