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DP Greig Fraser Pulls Back from Perfection for ‘Zero Dark Thirty’

Cinematographer Greig Fraser talks to the New York Times about some of the challenges of shooting Zero Dark Thirty, which involved a climactic scene filmed in near pitch darkness. Says Fraser, “We wanted to try to avoid ‘filmisms,’ classic filmmaking tricks, in making this. There’s always the temptation, as a cinematographer, to make the shot look as perfect as possible. But we tried to pull back a little bit on those false ideas visually and strip it down to its essence.”

Read the full piece here.