How do you shoot a scene and permeate the audience’s psyche? What makes a scene so realistic that you can watch it over and over again?
Martin Scorsece is one of director’s who has been able to bring out such level of realism in his work. While he has been criticized for the violent content in his films, he has successfully been able to create hyper creative, and sometimes violent, images by use of ultra quick shots, unsettling angles, and zooms in his work.
Here is a shot-by-shot look at a scene in one of his earlier movies, Cape Fear, and how is expert camera work is brought out beautifully.
Sound is one of the important elements of any film or visual media. In movies, sound can accentuate our perception and understanding of a scene and helps up appreciate what is taking place. One of the masters of using sound to accomplish these objectives is Quentin Tarantino.
Tarantino is a master at using the art of sound and visual flourishes to accentuate scenes. He not only adds gripping sound effects to the flipping of dollar notes and the dragging of a cigarette, but also adds them during high action scenes, when doing a close-up, a zoom or a pan.
Take a look at how this experienced director does this below.
I have always loved documenting an event and in December 2014 I had such an opportunity for one of the biggest brands in the country. We went on a 4-day trip starting in Nairobi – Nakuru – Eldoret – Kisumu- Kakamega. The trip was exciting for me and for the entire crew and we really had a great time.
Here are some shots of the dance team in Eldoret during their preparation.