1917
Directed by Sam Mendes

Breaking Down the 1917 One-Shot — Roger Deakins Talks Camera, Lenses, Long Takes, and Cinematography

1917 (2019) was famous before anyone ever saw it. When it was learned that director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins captured 1917 in one shot, it became one of the most anticipated movies of the year. But how did Roger Deakins pull off shooting 1917 as one giant long take? That’s what this video essay aims to do — StudioBinder looks at 1917 behind the scenes footage and Roger Deakins cinematography techniques, including why he used the ARRI Alexa Mini LF camera.

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