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10 FILMS TO INSPIRE PHOTOGRAPHERS

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How we mentioned in the post dedicated to the inspiration for photography from other disciplines, the cinema, as seventh art that is, has always been a resource important when looking for references that help us to complete our photographic practice.

Directors of photography, large forgotten, make it possible to the frames of a movie arriving to us from an narrative and visual, staging through levels that allow that we can enter in the argument and the acting.

For this reason we want to share a series of films, some of them always recurring in lists of this type, other less present but also with loads of inspiration. All of these films below are available in HD and free to watch movies online, please visit us on projectfreetv.

PARIS, TEXAS

 

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One of the tapes with more presence on the lists of movies with best picture, we mostly traps because wraps the history within a landscape that makes us crazy as lovers of American culture. Frames that take us into the work of photographers like Eggleston by its chromatic variety and that part road movie, which makes us dream with scenarios that are presented to us, and whose start is one of the most fascinating of the history of the cinema. The arid, the character far which draws near, references that have been transferred to wedding photography. Not forget other Win Wenders titles as his wonderful “The sky over Berlin”, the narrative exercise that makes from black and white to color, and because it also has some memorable shots.

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BARRY LYNDON

 

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We talk of Barry Lyndon in the career of the great Kubrick because undoubtedly affects us as wedding photographers in ways that directly have to do with the lighting. A movie which was recorded with natural light and even in some moments with the single light source that gives a candle. Apart pictorial aesthetics and style leads directly to the revival that photography is experiencing at the moment. Surely there is more thugs titles within the Filmography of the director as “Full metal jacket”, whose way to bring us the order to chaos is beautifully worked thanks to the photographic staging, or other films such as “2001: a space Odyssey”, who have so influenced in recent movies such as “Gravity”, but that little more can add a flawless masterpiece.

THE DOG IN THE MANGER

 

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This film by Pilar Miró leads us to speak of many aspects, on the one hand to link it with this idea of aesthetics that we set at a certain time, the Spanish golden age, to dive again in the retro, and to look at language as a “couple” between Emma Suárez and Carmelo Gómez, but at the same time helps us to know the sensational one of our best directors of photography work , Javier Aguirresarobe, insurance will remember that “Mar” plane in with Javier Bardem flying through the forest, or the claustrophobic drawings of “The other”. For this film he used a series of scale models as well as other solutions to help you on the picture. An exceptional work, an equally exceptional director.

SEX AND LUCIA

 

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Julio Medem could not miss as the creator of Spanish tapes with a very captivating aesthetic. In this sense, we could speak of Pedro Almodóvar, who takes care of those details up to the end and that linking with Aguirresarobe, in “Hable con ella” made a spectacular exercise. But returning to Lucia, is interesting for the work carried out in part focused on the island of Formentera, giving prominence to light, very white and overexposed, which inspires us by that director capacity to innovate in and out of the established Canon. Who does not risk, does not win. And if not they tell is with the complex history of “The lovers of the Arctic Circle”.

THIRST FOR EVIL

 

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Return to America, this time with another great visual and narrative level given by the film industry, no more and no less than Orson Welles. Their flat initial sequence is simply outstanding and inspirational, especially for the wedding videographers, that Yes, you need a large crane. But we can not fail to mention key works as “Citizen Kane” with a visual language that takes us from the documentary to the German expressionism of tapes as “The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari” through angular settings and lights and shadows, through reinforcement drawings in the style of “The Battleship Potemkin” among other works of genius.

SCHINDLER’S LIST

 

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It is impossible to make a list of this type and forget Steven Spielberg and Janusz Kaminski as a director of photography for this film. About Spielberg little one can say more that has been fundamental to conceive the film as entertainment, something with origin we have an indisputable, leader above all as the creator of iconic frames (“Psycho”, “Birds”, “with death in heels”) and as a genius when it comes to transmitting thriller and have been made with a marketing that may well help us to transmit our cosmetic customers. “Schindler’s list” about his wonderful black and white, the best that has given the history of the cinema, with a memorable scene in which there is a desaturated very symbolic selective, although in this film is a perfect nod within the plot, I hope, we all know that Yes, you do not apply it in your photos.

PERSON

 

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“Person” by Ingmar Bergman is another indispensable film, especially by one scene in particular, which allows us to create images in our minds which are only being narrated by the protagonist. There is such intensity in that fragment, together with other very attractive sequences of visual innovation, viewing is indisputable. But also occurs with other Swedish titles such as “Wild strawberries”, much inspiration for photography of weddings in some moments, or “The seventh seal”, not to mention “Fanny and Alexander” thanks to the work of Sven Nykvist as director of photography. A director raruno, this Bergman, who in his surrealism us directly linked to Luis Buñuel, creator of so attractive as “Viridiana” movies, for me one of the indispensable titles along with “Vértigo” of origin and “The executioner” of Berlanga.

MOONRISE KINGDOM

 

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Although many included in its “Grand Hotel Budapest” list by the complexity at the time of filming, for me there is a gem of this author that is “Moonrise Kingdom”. Especially for that kindness that clear visually, perhaps paradoxical if we consider its excessive control of the millimeter of the compositions, but where gives us planes of a technique that is fantastic as those tracking shots of the beginning or the inclusion as perfect of the subjects in the landscape, something that fascinates us, together with such care color wedding photography a must within our selected filmography is already.

EUROPE

 

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Lars von Trier is not that it is known for its photography especially, remember that style dogma was based on an absolute negligence in terms of perfection in compositional plans, happens a bit as Terrence Malick, I hope that I do not kill in the comparison, but reminds me that use of pulse little firm, which however in Malick turns pictures beautiful in “Tree of life”.“Europe” say that it is a fascinating work in the Filmography of Danish, which is furthermore interesting when it gives you innovate creating films as unclassifiable as “Dogville”, having that ability to surprise the most enthusiastic, and that has left us very suggestive frame as “Melancholy” thanks to the photograph of Manuel Alberto clear, getting a pre-Raphaelite and literary taste with the iconic image of “Ophelia” dressed very interesting wedding.

DRIVE

 

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Not to mention the recent cult title would be a sin, as it is not named “The godfather” Although it has in its references to the sculpture with that final piety on the stairs in “The Godfather III”. I am very fan of this trilogy, primarily from the first moments in which Marlon Brando illuminates the whole scene with his actor truth, equal to I am very fan of “Drive” as soon as it has one of the most evocative soundtracks of recent times, accompanying as ring finger planes that make up excellent film invoice photo thanks to Newton Thomas Sigel. It has that flavor of lights and colours in tones reminiscent of the night scenes of “Paris, Texas” and “My Blueberry Nights” by Wong Kar Wai, and at the same time gives us worthy of study compositional settings to apply to our photography.

THE END

 

Up to here a list of ten movies that include many more, about everything that made me stay Stumpy looking photography, and even times I have strayed from the story, although most have helped me to complete it. That correspond to a short trip from the earliest times up to the most current films still having overlooked wonders of silent cinema and oriental cinema, but I think can help inspire us and make our work better every day.