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How did Roger Deakins keep the scene and the characters so organized and easy to follow during the chase scene in the last act of 1917? The chase begins just after George MacKay strangles the German soldier (about page 91 in the script). It seems like an impossible cinematographic challenge—low, shadowy lighting, constantly moving camera, all the characters about the same size and shape; yet it's clear the whole time who is doing what. Were there any particular techniques used? You can watch the sequence here: https://www.youtube.com/embed/wlbJZQQJ528
Hi, First time posting on the site and really looking forward to getting some insight on this challenge. I'm shooting a very low budget short film and we have an exterior night cemetery scene to do. I'll be working with a 3 ton grip truck with an assortment of tungsten lights and some HMI's that I'm renting from a friend. I'm hoping to be able to rent two 6500watt generators, but might only be able to rent 1 and a couple of 2000watt Honda generators. I lucked out in that the location is great and the producer was able to locked in a friend who has an exterior hazer with hoses. Th
Hey guys, So as most of these post start out, my budget is slim to none. Now that that aspect is out there. Im DPing a short that takes place in a car at night. the two characters in the car are being followed because of something they have and they are trying to get away from whoever is following them. Thats where the "chase" aspect comes into play. Its no James Bond chase scene but need to feel like they are trying to ditch the car following them. The short is only 5 mins long and will take place half in urban/city area but they head to a more deserted beach area. The picture attcahe