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12 Minute Video Highlights The One-Shot Sequences Of Alfonso Cuarón

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Video essay looks at how Alfonso Cuarón employs long takes in his storytelling.


Saying Alfonso Cuarón likes a long take is like saying Spielberg likes tracking into faces.

Digital filmmaking has led to something of an abuse of the long take, with too many filmmakers refusing to cut simply because the technology now allows them to create one-shot sequences far easier than the days of film. It's quickly becoming a gimmick.

Cuarón's long takes however are always in service of his storytelling, as highlighted in the below video essay by The Royal Ocean Film Society.




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