“Technique must not become an end in itself; any special technique must have som


“Technique must not become an end in itself; any special technique must have some underlying purpose related to the purpose of the film as a whole.” (Petrie and Boggs in The Art of Watching Films)
Describe the overall concept of the cinematography of Mudbound (2017), identifying cinematography techniques (POV, composition, angle, camera movement, lens, lighting, color). What is the film about? How does the cinematography contributes to the telling of this story? (minimum 50 words)
Support your assessment using a specific example. Take a still/screen picture of a chosen scene/moment of the film and describe the techniques used and how they are technically defined, and discuss the efforts involved in creating these techniques and how they contribute to the telling of this film story. (minimum 30 words each)
POV (objective point of view, subjective point of view, direct-subjective or director’s interpretive)
Composition (ELS, LS, FS, MLS, MS, MCU, CU or ECU)
Angle (eye-level, high, low, birds-eye or dutch)
Camera movement (tilt, pan, dolly, crane, steadicam or handheld), if used
Optical Movement (zoom), if used
Lens (wide-angle, fish-eye or telephoto)
Lighting (low/high key and soft/hard)
Color
In this assignment, the students ought to develop on the topic proposed showing knowledge and familiarity with the course materials, the ability to discuss and analyze such content, and demonstrating an appreciation of the film experience


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