THE VALLEY Cinematography

AESTHETIC

Gritty-Naturalism | Restrained Camera | Period Motivated Lighting | Rich Contrast

Restrained

BILL

  • A shadow of his former self
  • Depressed, Drinking, Lonely, Angrily outbursting
  • Using Eyelights to represent a little light is left.
  • By the end of the film we begin to remove the shadow on his face
Deep Black Shadows | I love the Silhouettes

THE WOODS

  • Mundane, Naturalistic
  • Hard, Natural Light

INTERIOR LIGHTING

  • Candlight motivated lighting
  • Underlighting
  • Warmth
  • VERY subtle moonlight - staying away from fantasy/etheralism
Under lighting - Candlelight Color Temp. - Subtle Moonlight
Natural Exterior Light | Window Sources | No Haze

THE FOX

  • Fox Lies at the Grave
  • Needs to Hint at the Supernatural
  • Moonlight Captures an Otherworldly feel when mixed with the right subject matter
Moonlight

CAMERA MOVEMENT

  • Precise, Subtle, and Motivated Movement
  • Locked Off - Static Shots
  • Objective Angles
  • Harkens back to Prisoners - shot by Roger Deakins

Historical Paintings

Thomas Moran, Sanford Robinson Gifford, Frederic Church

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