Essay about Cinematography

1421 Words Jul 11th, 2013 6 Pages
CINEMATOGRAPHY INTRODUCTION Alice in Wonderland released in 2010 is an amazing visual film. The movie clip I have chosen is called, “Reunited”. This clip is focused on the reunion of Alice and the Mad Hatter after she thought the Mad Hatter was dead, due to the red queen wanting to take off his head. Mia Wasikowska plays the role of Alice Kingsleigh, Johnny Depp plays the role of the Mad Hatter, and Anne Hathaway plays the role of the white witch. The cinematography is just amazing in this film; from the makeup, to the costumes, to the amazing visual artistic experience. The film itself is nothing without all of the visual effects. …show more content…
“A great deal of work and imagination goes into constructing appropriate backdrops to any story.” Skillset (2008) PRODUCTION DESIGNER The Production Designer is Robert Stromberg. The Production Designer is in charge of the Art Department. They make sure that every visual expected is being fully achieved. “They play a crucial role in helping Directors to achieve the film’s visual requirements, and in providing Producers with carefully calculated schedules which offer viable ways of making films within agreed budgets and specified periods of time.” Skillset (2008) CINEMATOGRAPHER The Cinematographer is Dariusz Wolski. The Cinematographer is responsible for the whole look of the film. “The role of the Director of Photography or Cinematographer is to provide a film with its unique visual identity, or look.” Skillset (2008) The Cinematographer is responsible for making sure that the lighting is precise, hair and makeup look perfect for the visual aspect, costumes are on point, etc. They make sure they have the right cameras, film, etc. They choose the proper angles to film. They make the visuals come to complete life. CAMERAS AND SHOTS The cameras used in this film were the Panavision Genesis HD with Panavision Primo Lenses, the Panavision Panaflex Platinum with