Cinematography Techniques with Roger Deakins

January 23, 2015 || davidgit

If you are not into cinematography, Roger Deakins may not be a familiar name to you. However, you are likely familiar with such films as “No Country for Old Men,” “The Shawshank Redemption,” “True Grit” and “Skyfall.” Deakins has been a cinematographer on the above and other feature films which has earned him awards and nominations including an ASC Lifetime Achievement Award.

Roger is a master in composition and his camera moves are classic. Here is a look at some of his classic shots and the behind-the-scenes look into how they were done.



A slow tracking shot



                                                          A straight push-in Jib shot



A high speed tracking close up running for revealing emotions




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