CROSSING THE LINE WITH EX MACHINA | FILMMAKING: How To Use Cinematography to Create Tension!

CROSSING THE LINE WITH EX MACHINA | FILMMAKING: How To Use Cinematography to Create Tension!

In this, the first in the series we’re calling Quick Look, we learn how Ex Machina director, Alex Garland, uses cinematography to create tension and discomfort by ‘crossing the line’.

We look at what ‘crossing the line’ means and how it can be an effective filmmaking technique to compliment character development.

There are a few spoilers in this episode, so if you haven’t seen Ex Machina, starring Oscar Isaac, Domhnall Gleeson and Alicia Vikander, watch the film and then come back and join in the discussion.

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Welcome to Film Fix! This channel, we examine film and TV and break down technical elements to what we can learn from professional filmmakers. We deliver regular ‘how to’ videos, short form and long form analysis vides and video essays looking into film theory from many filmmaking disciplines. We delve into such topics as screenwriting and storytelling, script breakdowns, cinematography & camera work, props, art direction, filmmaker tips, filmmaking techniques and basics of the filmmaking craft.

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