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Blue as the Sky – Sizzle Reel Trailer 

MIKE MARCHLEWSKI

C I N E M A T O G R A P H E R

FRAMING

These shots are looking at framing for Ethan to show his isolation and loneliness.
In the frame with the grid we can see how framing the shots like this helps to show Walters loneliness. Essentially
we could frame all of Ethan’s wide shots like this to help show his initial sense of isolation at the beginning of the story.

CLOSE UP FRAMING

As the camera moves closer to Walter it centers him in the frame and making him the main subject for the audience to connect with but also retaining that sense of loneliness and isolation.

LIGHTING

In addition to the framing choices for Ethan mentioned on Pg1-2 we could also create a sense of loneliness from exposure, notice how in all of these shots the charac- ter does not stand out from the background to any large extent, rather they sort of become part of the environment, another fixture almost. This again adds to the sense of that person lost or not being special.

COLOUR

Starting out with blues and greens/cyan’s for the beginning of the story but slowly progressing into warmer tones as Ethan opens up to Victoria.

ALONE TONALITY

Going on from the colour page, we can start to explore the mood and tone some more.
These shots give a real sense of loneliness that the main character is feeling, its not just the colour and composition but theres something tonally about these images that I think could work really well for Ethan at the beginning of the film. .

HAPPY TONALITY

As Ethan starts to find love and happiness we can shift the tone and colours to help the audience feel what he’s feeling.I love the warm tones of in these stills, even at night it has a certain warmth too it..

LENSES

We could shoot the beginning part of the film before Ethan meets Vicky with more modern lenses like the Zeiss Ultra Primes and after Ethan and Vicky start dating we could use softer more organic lenses like the Cooke S2’s.

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