‘Deadpool’ VFX Breakdown – A Wake Up Call For Cinematography?

Posted on Mar 17, 2016 by Julian Mitchell

“Deadpool” Visual Effects Breakdown from Atomic Fiction on Vimeo.

When three times Oscar winning Cinematographer Robert Richardson called for an ‘effects free’ Oscar category for Cinematography many people might have seen his gripe as the moaning of one of the old guard, but watch this VFX breakdown of the new ‘Deadpool’ movie and count how many real shots there are as opposed to VFX.

Richardson said in a Hollywood Reporter interview that “A great deal of what viewers are looking at is not in fact shot by the cinematographer, but is created by artists on a computer and by the director directing them and the cinematographer that’s working hand in hand with them.” DP Ed Lachman who shot the movie ‘Carol’ in 16mm film is similarly dismayed, “They can do everything in post if you have the time and money.”


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