Cinematography II

Session Summary

We continue our discussion of cinematography, focusing on camera positions and movement.

Assignment Due for this Session

Watch the following clip of the opening sequence of Touch of Evil (dir. Orson Welles, USA, 1958). Describe the camera's movements throughout this scene. How does the scene build suspense? Does the cinematography contribute to this? Post a comment below.

The Mobile Camera and the French New Wave

Behind the Scenes of Hugo

On the Set: Steadicam Shot

The Scene as it Appears in the Film

Interview with Larry McConkey, who operated the camera in the scene