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Is It Possible for Cinematography To Be Too Good?

Simon Wyndham of RedShark News wonders if it’s possible for cinematography to be so good that it’s distracting or, possibly, pretentious.

He writes, “Are we getting too carried away with glossy, beautiful, some might say pretentious looking productions, when often a simpler production style would be better? This might at first seem like an incredibly stupid question to ask. After all as video and film producers we want our productions to look as good as they possibly can. Why on earth would we want something to look any less good than it possibly could be? I can visualize the hairs on the necks of many DPs currently rising in response to me even putting that question forward!”

Read his full post here.