Monday, December 19, 2011

Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro talks about making 'Breaking Dawn - Part 1'

 Cinematographer Guillermo Navarro, who has worked with Bill Condon on both The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 1 and The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn - Part 2, has given a few fascinating tidbits about his experience working on the two films and what it took to make the angles just right for certain important moments from each film.

Speaking to Kodak, he talked about the Part 1 birth sequence, which he described as "extreme and strange" and challenging in the sense that his job for that moment was to "pull the audience in so they really feel like part of the event."

Here's what he had to say about approaching that moment in the film:

"The camera was pretty much positioned from her point of view, with everybody interacting with the lens as the drama takes place.
And then we just cut to her, taking everything in . . . Our lighting was similar to a set-up for a surgical procedure.
I would go in and out, and then bounce from that out to what you could not see.
There are things you don’t see, but you imagine. It puts the viewer in a very strong, uncomfortable state of mind."

You can read the full interview by clicking here .

Twilight Examiner via Twilightish

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