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Joel & Ethan Coen - Shot | Reverse Shot

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How do you film a conversation? Most likely, you’re going to block the actors, set up the camera, and do shot/reverse shot. But where do you put the camera? What lens do you use? And how do you cut back and forth? Today, I consider the Coen brothers — Joel & Ethan — and see how these choices lend a particular feel to their version of shot/reverse shot.

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Music:
Carter Burwell - Way Out There (Raising Arizona)
Carter Burwell - A Serious Man
Carter Burwell - Little Blackie (True Grit)
Carter Burwell - End Titles (Miller’s Crossing)
Creedence Clearwater Revival - Run Through the Jungle

Interview Clips:
Cinematographer Style: https://vid.me/L5aW/cinematographer-style-2006

Recommended Reading & Viewing:
ASC Magazine on Bruno Delbonnel & Inside Llewyn Davis: http://bit.ly/1OxkCoP
ASC Magazine’s profile of Roger Deakins: http://bit.ly/1TGUNKV
Roger Deakins forum post on the lenses he uses: http://bit.ly/1KNKToa