Whenever somebody equates “shallow depth of field” and “cinematic look,” it’s good to remember that the opposite is sometimes true. Gregg Toland, ASC was the first master of extreme depth of field, and movies like Citizen Kane and The Grapes of Wrath forever changed what it is possible for humans to do with cameras. Here’s a look at what that means for YOUR shooting.
There are the three people in the foreground, with young Charles Foster Kane playing outside the window, but there’s much more to this than just foreground and background. Look at the extra layers provided by the sheet of paper, the doorway, each the beams of the ceiling, and the chair – before we even get to young Kane in the window!
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