Continuing the countdown – Reason #19 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great

As we break the three week barrier, Twitziller continues pumping out the reasons to see G.I. Joe: Retaliation.  Well, you know, besides the fact that we’re all diehard G.I. Joe crazies.  He dips back into the film production side of things today.

#19:

Scene composition is a much trickier endeavor than people might think as the cinematographer must find a way to include just enough into any given scene, without giving away too much.  The scene above is a perfect example.  They could just do a tight shot on the helicopter as it moves towards Roadblock (and chances are, there will be some of those as well) but this scene with the helicopter in the background gives a much more precise impression of depth and puts Roadblock much more in harms way.  You actually feel like you’re right next to him, watching this deadly Cobra instrument of destruction home in on you.  Cobra Commander is barely visible on the side of the vehicle, but you know he’s there.  This already looks like a really fun sequence and it looks like it’s going to be one of many featuring Roadblock and Cobra Commander.

To be honest, obviously on a much smaller level, but I feel like cinematography is something I struggle with myself, with my reviews and Dio-Stories.  It’s not an easy thing to master, even with taking still pictures, I can’t imagine the skill and talent involved at the motion picture level.  Stuff like this is why I give fanfilm producers tons of credit.  It’s not just dressing in a costume and clicking the “record” button.  There is so much more involved.

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One thought on “Continuing the countdown – Reason #19 why G.I. Joe: Retaliation will be great

  1. One of those more “basic” elements of art, composition, along with many elements seem lost in the age of “point and click” creation ability.

    Story boarding seems gone by the wayside since the digital age. For example, the Indiana Jones story boards are great.

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