The Impact Of Cinematography And Editing Options – Coursework Example

Cinematography Crash Crash is a film which was written and directed by Paul Haggis and produced by Haggis along side Robert Moresco,Mark Harris, Cathy Schuman and Don Cheasdle. The 2004-premiered film is about the acts of racism in Los Angeles, California (Ebert, 2005). Its cinematography was done by Michael Muro who has been commended for doing an exceptional job. In my analysis of this film, I would like to point out that it is indeed one of the best films I have ever watched. Its cinematographic and editing techniques were overboard.
My attention was instantly captivated in the first scene in which Farhad (Shaun Toub) engages in a heated debate with the gun store owner which culminates into him being branded as ‘Osama.’ After this incidence, the film immediately changes into another place in which Dorri acts as a peacemaker. This demonstrates a clear use of transition which is later reflected in other scenes throughout the film. Besides, Muro uses the element of coloring as an important cinematographic technique in his film (Giannetti, 2008). It sporadically changes from dark to bright hues depending on the activity being performed by the actors. Lastly, the film has incorporated the use of lighting technique. Darkness is introduced at the end of each scene to mark the end or show night time. On the other hand, bright lighting is constantly used during the time when the actors are at peace, and not involved in any antagonism.
Having watched the film, I strongly believe that these cinematographic techniques are so invaluable. They play a very significant role in the play. A part from making it lively, they make it to be changing in line with the prevailing mood in the film (Hora, 2009). At the same time, they make the film more interesting thus enabling the film to deliver its message to the audience.
Ebert, R. (May 5, 2005). "Crash." Chicago Sun-Times.
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Giannetti, Louis (2008). Understanding Movies. Toronto: Pearson Prentice Hall
Hora, J. (2009) "Anamorphic Cinematography". In Burum, Stephen H. The American
Cinematographer Manual (9 ed.) New York: Routledge.