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scene structure (2 replies and 4 comments)

Vanniyan
2 weeks ago
Vanniyan 2 weeks ago

Dear master roger once you talked about scene structure in 'SICARIO". The scene structure was based kate pov and follow her. I assume if any scene before going to shoot the cinematographer should figure out  which character important and then shot structured based that important character like sicario. If I am wrong please apologize.

Vanniyan
1 week ago
Vanniyan 1 week ago

Master roger she is new to mexico. They are hiding something. So I assume that's why the scene structure based kate pov mostly when FBI travelling in car.

shenzo
1 week ago

I remember seeing an interview of Denis Villeneuve or Taylor Sheridan where he said narrating the story and shooting the film from the POV of Kate would be more powerful and interesting as she is the newbie to this world and therefore a good lead into this world for the audience. But I am pretty sure that was already present in the script by Taylor Sheridan.

Vanniyan
1 week ago

I have seen one denis interview. He said he needs to take care of kate in camera. I don't understand his sentence. What did he really mean in film language. Master roger can explain about this.

Mike
1 week ago

Not Roger,
I think he is referring to framing, the script will decide how she should be framed.
As you know lighting a face and getting the angles right could enhance the audience’s reactions or distract their concentration all together. You have to be so careful when framing an actor’s face, getting it right takes time.

Roger Deakins
1 week ago
Roger Deakins 1 week ago

Not sure what you mean when you say 'the script will decide how she should be framed'. The script was centered around Kate so it was obviously important for the story to develop from her perspective. However, at one point in the film it becomes Benicio's story before it becomes the final confrontation between the two. That is in the script but it is also something that is decided and developed visually.

When Kate is in the SUV traveling through Mexico Denis and I thought it crucial to see everything from her perspective and not to go for the most dramatic or exciting action shots as many films might do. To shoot the most 'exciting' shot can be very seductive but it is not necessarily right for the story. I think that is where many films can go wrong. They lose the point of view trying too hard to be entertaining. It is like they have no faith in their stories or the interest of their characters.

Mike
7 days ago

It was only a generalisation answer, didn’t think Vanniyan needed a detailed response. Perhaps you could explain if you had the time, how you and the Director
reach an amicable agreement when deciding how to frame actors etc.

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