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

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Early on, 1.85:1 became the clear choice for director @rimrockpictures and myself. @cuckthefilm is about claustrophobia and isolation. It's a world of boxy screens, valley homes, fence lines, and palm trees. We needed to feel those vertical elements because the location became a textural visual motif of our thematic intention. It allowed us to trap the character within the environment, to contrast them with the world at large. I usually take a number of scout photos as a way to see what intrigues me about the space, to see what the existing light provides us and how the same space feels with different aspect ratios, and it was after we sorted through that process that we settled on 1.85:1. .⁠ We wanted to use closeups as a way for the audience to connect with the emotional experience by the characters. To that end, we frequently contrasted the 25mm with the 85mm--both in closeups and elsewhere. Here is the 85mm. They accomplish very different things and were a way for us to create a specific visual language for this film.⁠ .⁠ See @cuckthefilm in theaters starting October 4th, available for pre-order on iTunes now. Check out for info.⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ Director: @rimrockpictures⁠⠀⁠ Cinematographer: @nmatthewsfilm⁠⠀⁠ Colorist: @kathraisch⁠ | @company_3⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ .⁠⠀⁠ #cinematography #directorofphotography #cinematographer #filmmaker #AlexaMini #Alexa #Arri #Zeiss #filmmaking #director #filmdirector #dop #dp #setlife #indiefilm #featurefilm #chasinglight #producer #cineBible #thinkverylittle #portbox⁠⠀

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