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Spanning Time by Chris Weston

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7Techniques for Advanced Storytelling

The most important thing in filmmaking is to tell the story, not just to make a pretty shot.

Graham Futerfas, Cinematographer.

A lot of what I have talked about so far in the book has related to photography. To create advanced time-lapse movies, where change and movement aren’t limited to the subject but are transferred across to the camera and composition, requires an understanding of the art of filmmaking.

Filmmaking is a team sport. It starts with a scriptwriter who writes the story, which is given to a director who works with a DOP (director of photography) to create the raw footage, which is passed to an editor, who cuts the raw footage into a watchable movie. And that’s the very, very simple version. ...

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