Our new section – ‘Anatomy’ – breaks down film into its component parts. We will look at how scenes are constructed via camera placement, lighting, directing, editing, and acting.

Shine is all about cinematic storytelling, so by expanding knowledge of how films are made, we hope to increase appreciation for the craft and the potential for its use.

The scene here from British film ‘Submarine’ is a meeting between a boy and a girl, shot from the point of view of the boy in “very over dramatic terms as if the two were detectives exchanging micro film.”

Watch the scene above with commentary from director Richard Ayoade.

Read more about Ayoade and ‘Submarine’ here.