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.”
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