Making an entertainment movie requires pure dedication and unique cinematic techniques. Following the same filming style can be mundane, and the suspense for a twist leaves the audience. The cinematography of movies makes sure it stands out and capture the desired perspective of the producer and director.
Different people have multiple views on what is essential when working on a film. Everybody has their techniques, perspective, and ideology while working on their masterpiece. Directors like Sanjay Leila Bansali, Karan Rajdhaan, Imtiaz Ali, Anurag Kashyap, Mira Nair, Zoya Akhtar, and their production houses all follow different approaches give a new meaning to the art of cinematography.
It is highly important to visually tell a story with shots and expressions but not with words. Camera angle, choice of actor/actress, lighting effect, camera movement, and spontaneous decision are the things to keep in mind when directing a movie keeping cinematography and direction in mind.
To stand out with your movie, you have to work on things that no other person can think of. A few tips we can tell you that can help you develop your techniques are listed below.
- Out Of The Box Mindset
When you start working on a project, thousands of things revolve around it. From the storyline to the direction of the project, everything has multiple other things to focus on. But what creates the difference is the thinking outside the normality. It can be your storyline with an amazing plot twist or complexity for the audience to stick to it till the end, or it can be your cinematic visuals that can mesmerize people.
Stanley Kubrick’s Barry Lyndon is an example of the director’s out-of-the-box cinematic technique, using natural lights as lighting and a camera system. While Trapped by Vikramaditya Motwane is an apt example of an Exceptional storyline that hooked the audience till the end. Both of the movies entertain their audience and yet stand out in the mundane cinematic universe.
- Mind-Blowing Cinematography
With the drama, genre comes great responsibility for everyone who is a part of the group. The actors/actresses, director, producer, side actors, cameraman, and many more, everyone is supposed to work on their end with effortless acting, direction, and filmmaking. Jago Ki Laalten by director Vipin Kapur and producer Neeraj Gupta is a remarkable piece of art with an amazing location, storyline, and brilliant camera work.
Shreehans Arts And Creations produces so many other masterpieces like Etiyah and Binaar with cinematography beyond appreciation. The lighting system and camera techniques are used in the expressions and help explore other things available in the frame.
- Artist’s Approach
Being reasonable and sticking to a budget helps the director and producer. Still, the basic principle of creating a powerful and depth-containing movie comes from an artist’s heart and mind. The budget should not undermine your artist side.
Try to balance your artist side and budget-conscious mind because only then the true art pumps out of the heart and become a visual representation full of wordless scenarios.
- Have A Sequential List Of Shots
When you are working on a big project with a huge crew, you need to maintain a record of everything you will be doing. From the record of the crew members to the list of shots you will be working on a particular day, records help you with organization, efficiency, and time management.
In the list of the shots, make sure to put in details regarding the angle level, description, perspective, and size of the shot. Details help not only you but the crew as they are prepared for the next shot beforehand. This tip not only increases your productivity but the efficiency of your crew simultaneously.
- Reduce Depending On Post-Production
Post-production can mend numerous angle faults and lighting defects, but depending entirely on it can be disastrous. With on-the-spot retakes, you can fix camera angle and deeds of light, and it all can go smoothly in post-production.
Whatever did not turn out to be naturally will for sure take double the effort, time, and money in the post-production. As a director, you must give time to that imperfect shot and let it come out as it should be.
With these essential tips and techniques, you can enhance the film industry with masterpieces and in-depth movies. Correct light, mesmerizing camera angle, and a true artist approach are the secret to an amazing audience-hooking entertainment movie.