Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Documentary: Spielberg Long Shot

Steven Spielberg is, without doubt, one of the most successful directors of all time, whether you're speaking terms of artistic merit or financial terms.  Spielberg has a magical way of telling stories that few other directors have ever been able to match.

There are several components to Spielberg's signature style, including his well-recognized, often discussed close-up on an awe-struck face.  One technique that is often overlooked, however, is the  long take, but it's there in almost every one of his films.  They largely go unnoticed because Spielberg keeps his long shots under five minutes and stealthy.  Tony Zhou noticed, though, and he put together this fantastic video essay discussing these long shots.
"One overlooked aspect of Spielberg is that he's actually a stealth master of the long take. From Duel to Tintin, for forty years, he has sneakily filmed many scenes in a single continuous shot."

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