(Searcher) Cinematography in Portrait of a Lady on Fire

This article dives into the cinematography of the movie Portrait of a Lady on Fire. Claire Mathon, the cinematographer, describes some of her ideas behind camera movement in the film. She talks about the way she wanted to center faces during the shots and the light needed to do so in the ways that she wanted. While there is a large aspect of lighting to the article which more falls under mise en scene, it’s interesting to see the relationship between the two aspects of film making via how lighting is needed to shoot the shots in specific ways.


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