Directing: The Camera Language of Paul Thomas Anderson

by Peter D. Marshall

from How To Film School.

We get a lot of questions via email about directing, camera language and why certain choices are made by a Director. We do try our best to answer and explain as in depth as possible, but much of directing is subjective and we cannot always explain why certain choices were made.

Directors are essentially trying to elicit an emotional response from the viewer by not only nurturing and capturing an amazing performance, but also by capturing these performances a certain way. Camera placement, height, lens choice and composition all effect how a viewer will perceive a scene and even the best performance can be muddled by poor choices.

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