Citizen Kane & Apocalypse Now – Deconstructing Cinematography

On the latest episode of CookeOptics TV, Geoff Boyle deconstructs some of the shots from both Citizen Kane and Apocalypse Now.

Citizen Kane & Apocalypse Now – Deconstructing Cinematography

Geoff breaks down what aspects of these films made them successful. In Citizen Kane, they steered clear of using a shallow depth of field, and instead concentrated on framing and contrast to direct and lead the audiences eye.

Citizen Kane & Apocalypse Now – Deconstructing Cinematography

For Apocalypse Now, DP Vittorio Storaro and director Francis Ford Coppola concentrated on depicting combat scenes in a very documentary style when it came to framing. You will see a lot of low camera angles being used because when you are actually filming real combat situations you stay low to the ground to keep out of harm’s way.

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