Frame within a Frame (2 replies and 2 comments)
lol sorry screwed up on that first post...
Do you like to shoot with a natural frame in the shot? Like this picture I posted where you have the film frame and the subject within a frame as well. I absolutely love these shots, it's almost like you can change the aspect ratio of the film (if the boarders are dark enough) for that shot and put all the focus on a single point.
Very much reminds me of Conrad Hall in Road to Perdition, that movies composition and lighting (everything) was so good. As is Sicario! Do you look for opportunities to do this or do they just come naturally in locations you film in?
It is a little of both. Sometimes a location might strike me as offering such opportunities and that is why it is chosen. At other times I will ask the Art Department to create these kinds of framing devises.
Thank you Roger! Do you think of this as an affective story telling tool? Since you have the Art Dept. Recreate these scenarios I'd love to hear your thoughts on using this and other technics to tell the story.