Cinematography Techniques

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  1. Huntn, Jan 13, 2017
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    Brought this over from Netflix thread for discussion.

    There is a visual quality that either grabs me or turns me off. I'm struggling with both Travelers and The OA where the visual quality seems dingey, although Travelers to a lesser extent. It's as if I'm watching an old show from the 80's, badly in need of being remastered. May not continue them. The visual difference between them and something like Sense 8 or Preacher is night and day. Can anyone identify what I'm talking about which could be attributed to an aspect of how the shows are filmed?

    It's almost as if The OA used bargain basement 30 year old film or went cheap on production values.

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    So your saying it was done on purpose? ;) The top two pics look like they are lower resolution. Is that budget filming?
     
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    Frame rates. I think they are going for the shot in the 80s look.
     
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    I don't want 80s, I want 21st century. :D
     
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    I can certainly appreciate filmmakers trying to recreate the look and feel of an era and it doesn't bother me. (I do not watch these shows btw, but I've become very aware of cinematography thanks to Dario Argento who was so brilliantly obnoxious with it :p. I am very skeptical that Amazon's remake of Supiria will even come close to the primary color insanity of the original).
     

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