Ted von Bevern
Cinematographer
Beast 2018 Dir. Natalie Peracchio

Our goal on Beast was to create a fairytale atmosphere while also evoking the messy and personal feeling of home movies. The composition and color palette were heavily influenced by early Disney animated films such as Alice in Wonderland and Cinderella. Alice in Wonderland in particular makes great use of distortions in perspective in order to create dramatic frames. The director and I approximated this distortion in several shots by using extra wide lenses along with high and low camera placements. Working closely with the production designer also allowed us to include ceilings in frame when needed. We created a filmic look using my grain algorithm and film print emulation, and heavy in-camera filtration to further separate the world from reality.

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