Lazy Eye

Akira Kurosawa’s "The Bad Sleep Well" (1960)

With cinema becoming easier and easier to create, have filmmakers become lazier? Look at the framing and compositions decisions made in early cinema. It was painstaking to manage real film and the effort to capture one shot was immense and physical.

Did this make it more of a point for a cinematographer to get it right the first time and to put more time and focus into each shot? Almost seems like a dumb question. See Tony Zhou’s explanation of The Geometry of a Scene. Actually, just watch everything Tony Zhou has ever talked about if you haven’t already.