- Modern cinema should be shot
from a tripod. Television broadcasts
and home videos are often shot «hand-held».
Cinema should be distinct from either.
In modern cinema long focus lenses
should be used for the most part as, again,
wide-angle lenses are frequently used in
television and video, and long-focus lenses
compress space, removing perspective.
Many of us spend much of our time
behind monitors, and monitors display a
distinctive flat section which has no perspective.
We live in an era of compressed spaces
and spend much of our time inside, where
space is always limited.
In modern interiors «daylight» lamps are
the norm, and so lighting in film should be fore
the most part soft and dispersed.
(c) 2000 Petr Tochilin