The above video is a lazy new edition to my, original, “The Cinematography Of…” breakdowns. I’ve always over-analysed things. It’s a burden sometimes, but I’m just a super curious guy. I find myself distracted when watching a movie for the first time (and second, third, fourth and fifth times hehe) because I’m assessing what lens might have been used, how the highlights were handled, why a shooting style was chosen and how that might affect the feeling of the scene…etc, etc, etc…it often means I don’t even get to watch the movie as a form of entertainment - It literally becomes a study. I do this too, with commercials and I learn SO MUCH! Even if half of what I “assess” is totally wrong, it’s still empowering to break a masterpiece down into it’s parts and appreciate them.
Do you have to ability to watch a film without thinking of how it may have been crafted? It’s a rare scenario for me, but I’m not complaining. I much prefer making movies than watching them anyway :)