CUCK - BTS
@cuckthefilm - Shot and Scene Breakdown by Nicholas Matthews, Cinematographer (@nmatthewsfilm)
For most of @cuckthefilm, we took the perspective of our lead character. Photographically, we wanted to enter his emotional landscape and to a degree that meant finding color, composition, and movement that evoked trauma, funneled through dissociation, exacerbated by isolation, paranoia, and vitriolic ideology.⠀ .⠀ To externalize that idea visually, I wanted to find ways to fragment and distort a locked off frame, but never in a way that felt unmotivated. Here, we used production design (a couple glass cups) in the f.g. to break apart the image to add another psychological dimension to this scene. Coupled with an immobile camera it has this feeling of being trapped within a distorted space.