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Literally in the Trenches: Analyzing the Camerawork on “1917”

“The dance of the camera and the mechanics all had to be in sync with what the actor was doing,” explains “1917” director Sam Mendes. “When we achieved that, it was exhilarating.”

“The dance of the camera and the mechanics all had to be in sync with what the actor was doing,” explains 1917 director Sam Mendes. “When we achieved that, it was exhilarating. But it took immense planning, and immense skill from the operators.”

In this video, the team from Hurlbut Academy analyzes the cinematography of the film:

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