Fearnet talked to David Slade about Eclipse’s rating, photography, horror movies and more.
I wondered how your own love of photography, which you’ve shared throughout production with fans on Twitter, factored into the look of that cinematography.
I am cursed and blessed with the notion that when I read a book, I have a kind of photographic image in my mind that comes out. Through 16 years of doing music videos, commercials, and then two features, I’ve gotten to the point where I can exercise knowing how to make a mental image into a photographic image. What lens to use, what the depth of field should be, how long the focal length from the film plane to the subject should be, what kind of f-stop I need. It’s a blessing and a curse because sometimes you worry that you’re falling into a pattern, which you never want to do. But the blessing is that I do see images in my mind, there is a mechanism to get the film made — and it’s a film that I’ve already seen [in my mind]. The hard part is getting it out of the head and onto a screen. So yes, very much, I have a very clear idea of composition and where the light should be and everything about the image.
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