It’s time for another fascinating Film Craft Session with BAFTA, and this time it’s all about Cinematography, a fine art that makes films as beautiful as they are. For this session, Rihanna Dillon speaks to cinematographer Robert Yeoman, who has worked on films such as Bridesmaids, Drugstore Cowboy, Get Him to the Greek and Dogma.
Next, Yeoman is asked about his relationship with Anderson, and he talks of preparing for the film in Paris and then in Prague to look at Eastern Europe buildings, before finally shooting in Germany. Yeoman says of Anderson’s use of animatics “In the last two movies, he does what we call animatics, which are these little cartoons, hand drawn, very crude, where Wes does the voices of all the characters and they kind of give a very rough idea of what the camera is going to be doing, where the people would be within the frame. They’re always very interesting. I think it would be an interesting study to take the animatic and put it next to the actual movie and you could kind of see how close they really are in many ways and what I personally find very fascinating is Wes’s readings cause he plays all the characters and to see how he does it versus how the actors end up doing it you know, it’s always very interesting”
Of course there was plenty more to be said by this talented cinematographer, who clearly takes his art very seriously, this BAFTA Craft Session is one of the most interesting yet
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