IG @cuckthefilm cinematographer Nick Matthews Scene and Shot Breakdowns on @nmatthewsfilm

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@cuckthefilm releases in select theaters & on VOD this Friday (Oct. 4). ⁠ .⁠ Cinema is a uniquely positioned medium in its ability to shift perspective. It allows us the ability to communicate unconscious realities and sensory experiences that cannot be expressed in words. Ultimately, it's an artform about point of view. In dealing with the themes of this film, it's something we spent a great deal of time discussing. We opposed a didactic polemic instead favoring an idiosyncratic, specific character study with universal themes. People do not experience life in a vacuum, they are a mix of nature and nurture, affected by their milieu and the zeitgeist. Paradox, oddity, and irony are present in terror and trauma. Our common humanity is an empathetic access point in understanding and starting the conversation about dealing with American white nationalist terrorism.⁠ .⁠ Part of the language of perspective involves the conscious choice of subjective vs. objective visual language. We opted to mix them favoring different approaches for different sequences. Here we used a 25mm closeup as a way to enter Ronnie's headspace, rather than simply observe it. Additionally, the use of negative space continually communicates off-balance. A longer lens would have placed distance between us and the lead, allowing for a more observational experience, something we utilized elsewhere in the film.⁠ .⁠ As much as we relied on references and rules to the visual language, everything comes down to a feeling. Your greatest asset as a storyteller is your own life and unique point of view. ⁠ ⁠ .⁠ Director: @rimrockpictures⁠⠀⁠ Cinematographer: @nmatthewsfilm⁠⠀⁠ Colorist: @kathraisch⁠ | @company_3⁠

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