Redefining cinematographic practice: what is cinematography in the age of virtual film production

Maddock, Daniel ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2746-9098 (2022) Redefining cinematographic practice: what is cinematography in the age of virtual film production. In: Cinematography in Progress: Reaching Out (2021), 13 Nov 2021, Lisbon, Portugal.


Abstract

Current discussions of cinematographic practice focus on the dis- ruption of the art form as it is increasingly practiced in the realm of the virtual. Since Avatar (Cameron 2009) won the Oscar for Best Cinematography, a significant number of nominated and winning live-action feature films have been characterised by a heavy compo- nent of virtual images rather than images produced by a physical camera. This research investigates how the definition of cinematog- raphy must change to reflect the current practice of the art form. The author reflects on his own cinematographic practice as well as investigating the practice of Oscar award-winning cinematogra- phers working within the Hollywood paradigm. Emerging from this research is a new and holistic understanding of the practice of cinematography and a contemporary definition of the art form.


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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department (1 Jul 2013 -)
Faculty/School / Institute/Centre: Current - Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts - No Department (1 Jul 2013 -)
Date Deposited: 17 Mar 2022 05:43
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2022 00:59
Uncontrolled Keywords: cinematography, virtual cinematography, ontology, virtual film-making
Fields of Research (2008): 19 Studies in Creative Arts and Writing > 1902 Film, Television and Digital Media > 190201 Cinema Studies
Fields of Research (2020): 36 CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING > 3605 Screen and digital media > 360501 Cinema studies
URI: http://eprints.usq.edu.au/id/eprint/46835

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