Dean Cundey, ASC talks about using the anamorphic-widescreen frame to build tension through composition, and how long takes can immerse the audience and help create suspense. (7:20)
Referenced clip: Halloween (1978, Blu-ray, 1:14:22 – 1:16:42)
- Intro to the Genre
- The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974)
- The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Remake (2003)
- Halloween (1978): Opening Shot
- How Halloween Scares Audiences
- Megan is Missing (2011)
- American Horror Story (2012)
In front of a live audience, ASC members share their inspirations and experiences while analyzing scenes from their own work and offering an informative look at their decision-making process and collaborative spirit. Sessions are moderated by American Cinematographer associate editor Jon D. Witmer, and are followed by question-and-answer sessions with the audience.
Breakfast Club 2013 participants: Amelia Vincent, ASC; John Bailey, ASC; and M. David Mullen, ASC. Clubhouse Conversation participants so far in 2013: ASC members Dean Cundey, Michael Goi and Daniel Pearl in conversation about horror cinematography; and ASC members Christopher Baffa, Patrick Cady and William Webb in conversation about shooting one-hour episodic series.