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Difference between Good handheld vs bad handheld movies (4 replies and 4 comments)

Vanniyan
2 months ago
Vanniyan 2 months ago

Dear master you mentioned 'compartment no 6' movie pretty good hand-held And once talks about 'Son of saul' movie also. I am wondering what is the real difference good handheld vs bad hand held movies. At which point you decided it's good handheld movies. This one bad handheld movie. Did you talk about cinematographer handled the the way of rhythm?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

Surely, that is plainly visible to any viewer.

Vanniyan
2 months ago

How that is plainly visible to any viewers. Could you please explain me professionally.

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

My judgement is the same as yours. How does the camera move? Is it jerky and distracting? Is the camera in the right place?

Vanniyan
2 months ago

Master roger we move to step forward then the camera moves while in shoulder. Do you mean meaningful camera moves or general moves? Yes it's bit of jerky when we handheld the camera. But some movie handheld shots too jerky. What is the reason for that. Do you believe every human body moves and walk not same as yours and me. I think this is the real purpose for handheld shots. What do you mean distracting? Handheld shot would give distracting? I want to tell you something. I found your handheld is different from Mathew libatique and his handheld moves different from Matyas erdely. So what is the secret of the difference?

Roger Deakins
2 months ago
Roger Deakins 2 months ago

There is a technique to handheld if you want it to be smooth. We all have different bodies but you can learn to walk with a soft footing. It's what we call a Groucho Marx, knees bent and shoulders as level as possible.

But that is not to say a steady hand held is what is wanted. Some will shoot hand held with a  zoom lens and intentionally 'mix it up' in the belief that the result is somehow 'more realistic'. As I said, we judge that as individuals with varying points of view.

Vanniyan
2 months ago

How did they shoot hand held with zoom lens without too jerky!

Vanniyan
2 months ago
Vanniyan 2 months ago

Where did you watch 'compartment no 6 movie.  There is no dvd version. I could not find any dvd copy sale websites.

Mike
2 months ago

The movie was shown during Oct/Nov in a number of selected cinemas around the UK but you had to apply to the BFI for tickets. It was not on general release. I understand that it may be ‘streamed’ in February or early March 2022 and DVDs may be available after that. I imagine it will be available in India at the same time.

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