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Rogue One Cinematography/Film Techniques of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Discussion in 'Star Wars: Anthology (Released Films)' started by PymParticles , Apr 10, 2016.

  1. emanswfan

    emanswfan Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Worthwhile watch of an cinematographic analysis and a look into the behind-the-scenes technical details. (mind the April fools day joke at the beginning.)


    Love the lighting techniques utilized in this film, and Interesting how the film has a blanket emulation of the Kodak 5230 film stock applied.
     
  2. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    Rewatching the film last night, the structure and pacing of the first act remains painfully jagged. On the other hand, the intercutting in Act 3 between the Jyn and Cassian, Chirrut and Baze, Bodhi on the cargo shuttle and the space battle is quite deftly handled.
     
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  3. redxavier

    redxavier Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    I know you're not being totally serious here, but given zoidar's response I feel I should point out that Iceland doesn't look murky in GOT, Oblivion, Interstellar, Prometheus etc. In fact, due to the light up there, it tends to look bright and crystal clear in movies.
     
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  4. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Yes, but in RO, it seems they filmed on very foggy days. That contributed to the washed out look.

    In any event, I thought the cinematography was excellent here. It felt wet. And captured the beautiful moodiness of Reynisfjara in Iceland, a place I know quite well.
     
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  5. ewoksimon

    ewoksimon Jedi Grand Master star 4

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    This is easily one of the most gorgeous shots in the film. Unbelievably conceived and rendered by ILM / Greig Fraser.

    [​IMG]
     
  6. CT1138

    CT1138 Jedi Master star 4

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    I love the conglomeration of different architectural styles. Reminds me a bit of Naboo. Some Greco-Roman here, some Hindu temple there, a little Victorian style right about there, and a pinch of Byzantine to top it all off. :D
     
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  7. Jim Smith

    Jim Smith Jedi Padawan star 1

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    Vader Corridor of Carnage, I like that, you make it sound so friggin' cool! :D
     
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  8. zoidar

    zoidar Jedi Youngling

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    Funny you mention Oblivion and Prometheus because the cinematography of those movies remind me of Rogue One's prologue. That being said, Iceland is vast and GOT, etc. could've shot scenes in less foggy locations.
     
  9. Gigoran Monk

    Gigoran Monk Jedi Grand Master star 5

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    Well, fog also isn't a fixed feature of a place. RO clearly shot on a foggy day in Reynisfjara. Those other films and shows, it seems, didn't.

    In any event, I though the fog gave the scenes an added atmosphere. You could feel it seeping into the character's bones - a chill descending, brought by the Empire...
     
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  10. zoidar

    zoidar Jedi Youngling

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    Exactly!
     
  11. EHT

    EHT Manager Emeritus star 7 VIP - Former Mod/RSA

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    Great cinematography comparisons between RO and the OT in this video... very cool.