Monday, April 11, 2016

Using Beards as Bounce Cards (& Other Cool Lighting Tricks Used in 'The Hateful Eight')

You can tell right away when you're watching a Quentin Tarantino film.

But it's not only the snappy dialog, homages to cult films, and QT cameos that give it away, it's also the unique look created by the director and his frequent collaborator, DP Robert Richardson. Matt Workman of Cinematography Database does an extensive breakdown of the cinematography of The Hateful Eight, explaining the techniques used to light scenes, capture shots, and pull off grades.

The Hateful Eight has been the topic of discussion before it was even released mainly because Tarantino and Richardson revived a film format that hadn't been utilized since 1966 by shooting the film with the Ultra Panavision 70mm film camera. So, right off the bat the filmmaking community had a special interest in its cinematography. And Workman does a fantastic job selecting interesting scenes and shots and breaking down the techniques he believes were used to accomplish them.

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