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Cinematography – first cinematic element that helps creates meaning and establishes theme what is the story about researched and discussed visual references during pre-production encompassing three diverse periods of time 1935-1940

Compose Images
>opening sequence, nostalgic quality giving a sense of what life was for the upper class in England
>upcoming war and the reality what was happen during that time
> Many scenes were filmed in the house of an estate built in 1898
Control the attention of viewers pay to the composed images through

Continuous motion
> filmed using Super 1.85.1 frames to perceived the grandeurs of the location
> the use of digital intermediate (DI) on the film to give a larger negative
> shooting some scenes with high-speed stocks in lower key light

Special techniques
> lit up daylight scenes through windows with 18K and 12K pars, which made look like a hot summer sunlight
> luster of glimmering reflections contrasted with the shadowy darkness in the house
> used filtration behind the lens to softened the look a bit with the use of a black silk stocking
>used various settings and actors to separate time building on time passing 1935-1940
>evacuation at

Interplay of sound
>the playing of a recording mimicking the sounds of a typewriter in various
>often used two cameras to vary and cover different scenes and angles, for close-ups, short and medium shots
>used three Kodak Vision 2 color negative – depending on scene

Editing – building on the material provided by the cinematographer

Selectivity – selecting the best shots to incorporate the various periods - segments that establishes timelines – the most powerful, effective, or significant visual and sound effects

> period one – begins in 1935 when Briony falsely accuses Robbie of crime he did not commit- setting in the fabulous mansion was located in Stokesay Court
>period two – begins in 1940 with England at war-Robbie chooses to join the war efforts versus jail
>period three – begins when Briony is an elderly writer being interviewed about her career

Coherence, continuity, and rhythm –manipulates the viewer’s involvement in the way the story plot unfolds
>guide our thoughts, associations and emotional responses
> guides us from one image to another and sound to another
>played scenes without sound and replayed with sound

Transitions – cutting from segment to another
>establishing shots
>freeze frame
>slow motion
>parallel cuts

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