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Explain how cinematographers achieve the "inside the camera" look.

Asked by uniquenewyork (295points) December 19th, 2009

You know in movies when the character picks up a camera and looks through the lens and the audience sees the subject as if looking through a traditional SLR? How do they do that?

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gemiwing's avatar

It’s a cell they add in post.

fireside's avatar

Or a cardboard cutout taped to the lens….

jaytkay's avatar

What is “a cell they add in post”?

gemiwing's avatar

Sorry- it should be ‘cel’. It was four am so I plead the first sip of coffee.

aprilsimnel's avatar

And “post” means “post-production” or editing. Once the photography is complete, a film goes into post-production, and the director and editor “cut” the film to the director’s satisfaction. In post, the editor can add effects, such as “from the camera’s lens” view, with computer software like Final Cut Pro.

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