One-shot, or one-take, is a very difficult cinematography technique, but if successful, it creates seamless, realistic sequences that easily draw the audience into the emotional flow of the film.
Cinematography is one of the important factors contributing to a blockbuster work and can realize the vision of the directors. In particular, “one-take”, also known as “oner”, “one-shot”, “continuous shooting”, has been applied by many production teams to provide a seamless, sustained experience. the full emotions of the audience.
Simply understood, literally, “one-take” is the use of a camera and only one shot continuously to capture all the happenings and details of the movie. That helps viewers to clearly feel what is happening in front of their eyes and easily immerse themselves in the work. More broadly, “one-take” can also mean scenes that feel seamless, with subtle, cleverly hidden transitions.
One-take is a seamless, continuous filming technique that creates the feeling that the scene was shot with a single camera.
That’s why now, we have 2 main types of “one-take”: A “one-take” type that lasts the entire length of the movie; and the other is a combination of short “one-take” scenes, very carefully processed at the transition points to create a longer segment. Depending on the level and ambition of the directors, they can use different methods, because to be able to shoot an entire movie (usually about 90 – 120 minutes in length) in a single time is a must. The task is by no means simple.
Films using the “one-take” technique require a very high level of precision, from preparation to shooting. The reason is because with just a little mistake, such as a position error, an actor’s dialogue, or a member of the logistics team accidentally getting into the camera, they will have to proceed to re-shoot the entire scene. .
The video below will show us how the world’s biggest blockbusters, such as 1917, Extraction, Atomic Blonde…, skillfully applied the “one-take” shooting technique to create movie scenes. seamless, “long-lasting” impression on the big screen.
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