This still film shot using 'Extreme close up' and using 'Shallow depth of field' is a very clever technique. Using the reflection of the persons eyes shows the audience what they are looking at, why they are coming across in that way through emotion.
Edgar Wright explores the art of close-ups with David Chen from http://www.slashfilm.com and http://www.davechen.net. Be sure to buy Edgar Wright's newest film, "At World's End" on Blu-Ray and VOD: http://www.amazon.com/The-Worlds-Blu-ray-Digital-UltraViolet/dp/B00BPEJX12 Thanks for watching! Here are a few more details on the making of this video essay: http://www.davechen.net/2014/02/the-making-of-that-close-ups-video-essay.html A few other videos I've made: …
Close-Up | Abbas Kiarostami | 1990. A tough film to watch. Set in Iran. A cross between documentary and reenacting for art and sanity's sake. Hated it at first, but learning to appreciate film where film is few.
Tony Leung won the best actor award at Cannes for his restrained emoting in Wong Kar-wai’s delicate portrait of repressed romantic longing In the Mood for Love (2000). The camera always makes us aware that, like his would-be love interest, played by Maggie Cheung, he is both admirer and object of affection. In a film of sinuous movement, it’s the close-ups that hit hardest.