Sci-Fi Cine: Cinematography 101

It’s in every movie, right in front of you. Sometimes it goes unnoticed. Other times it makes you go “Wow! Look at that shot!” It is what separates an epic film from shit. It is cinematography. Cinematography is the art of making motion pictures. Just like with a painting, a cinematographer (also called Director of Photography) decides what lighting and filters to use, what camera angles and lenses to use, and works very closely with the director to make every scene in a film have an emotional and visual impact. A movie can be made without a director, but...

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