'Brooklyn' DP Yves Bélanger on Making a Period Piece Look Alive

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Brooklyn cinematographer Yves Bélanger talks to Definition Magazine about taking on the challenge of shooting the period piece which has been lauded for its aesthetics.

"I had done something ‘period’ before but I felt that sometimes we were too careful as if we were shooting something in a museum, everything too clean. So I had an idea of how to make this piece, to make it look alive, look real," he says. "Luckily John Crowley the director had the same idea. He wanted it to look beautiful, classic but at the same time free and loose. Again that’s why a lot of shots are handheld but we didn’t want to bring attention to it."