Long Takes in Children of Men — How Cuarón Motivates Camera Movement

A long take is a continuous camera shot, also known as a ‘oner’. While they’re continuous, it doesn’t mean you won’t still have some editing to do in the final cut of your film. They also happen to be one of the most discussed shot types in film that you and your peers will discuss in film school, and they’re a great topic for discussing filmmaking theory. Long takes also happen to be a trademark of Alfonso Cuarón films.

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