The Cinematography of Roger Deakins

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A cinematographer is also known as a director of photography. They’re the guys that make the movies we watch look how they look. It’s their photographic eye that we see. And they don’t get too much recognition for the work they do, with most of the attention going towards the director and actor already. I wanted to write about a few good ones and see if it can become a weekly thing if you guys are into it. You probably know the work these guys have done, so I’ll cover what they did to get the shots that we see on the big screen.

If this is going to be the first out of more to come, I’ll start it off with a bang by focusing it on Roger Deakins.

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A Man Films Himself Walking Backwards in Tokyo… And Then Reverses the Video

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Tokyo Reverse is a movie with a running time of 9 hours, and it was broadcasted in its entirety on a network in France. As strange as that sounds, the network is known to do things like this, and this clip from the film shows exactly how the entire thing was filmed: with a guy walking backwards.

It’s strange to look at on first glance, but you’ll notice how cleverly put it all really is as the clip goes on. Ludovic Zuili, the man in the video, films himself walking backwards in a way where it’d look like he was walking completely normally if the clip were to be reversed. [Read more...]

Tesla Pushes for More Innovation through its Campaign for Side Mirror Cameras

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Tesla is the most innovative automobile company out there right now, period. I can say that as a fact, and no one is going to disagree because it’s the truth. With what they’ve already accomplished so far, the Silicon Valley company is now pushing for another innovation in today’s cars: the reinvention of the side mirror. You’re on a photography blog, so you can probably guess what they’re reinventing it with.

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Complaint Upheld Against Police Officer Who Threatened to Make Street Photographer’s Day a ‘Living Hell’

Last november, at the scene of a deadly collision, a photographer on the scene got into it with an on-duty officer who approached him about his camera. He recorded the chat they had under the officer’s nose, and then uploaded it to the internet. The video gained a good amount of attention, showing the officer acting aggressively, and now the police department he’s from has decided to uphold the complaint put against him.

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Teenager Hated His Selfies, So He Tried Ending His Life

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“I was constantly in search of taking the perfect selfie and when I realized I couldn’t I wanted to die.”

19 year Danny Bowman said these words to a reporter for the Daily Mirror. According to the story, he spent ten hours a day taking about 200 snaps of himself with his iPhone. He would take restroom breaks from his classes to go and try taking pictures there. And then in December 2012, after so much dissatisfaction from how his pictures turned out, he took an overdose of meds and attempted suicide.

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