1 Biographical Movie |
2 Print Biographies |
6 Articles |
Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Did You Know?
I consciously did away with fade-ins and replaced them with the cut. Henceforth, I never used such editing techniques again. In fact, neither dissolve, fade-in nor fade-out can be regarded as 'the grammar of film,' they are no more than characteristics of the camera.
"Floating Weeds" cinematographer Kazuo Miyagawa said that Ozu had a certain style of directing. The camera was always placed low, close to the floor. He never used cranes, a moving camera, bird's eye shots. Once or twice he tried them early in his career, but he abandoned them. When he edited, he never used overlaps, wipes, fade-ins. He was determined to create a sense of ordinary, everyday life ...
Shots begin before anyone occupies them