Deep focus everyone knows that orson welles and his cinematographer, gregg toland, used deep focus in kanebut what is deep focus, and were they using it for the first time the term refers to a strategy of lighting, composition, and lens choice that allows everything in the frame, from the front to the back, to be in focus at the same time. Citizen kane was incredibly innovative, for a number of cinematic techniques (both pro-filmic and technical) the depth of field you are referring to is the first use of deep focus , or long focal range. Citizen kane did not invent most of the film techniques it utilized, but toland and welles combined innovative techniques like deep focus, low camera angles, and optical illusions in a way that hadn’t been done as effectively prior to citizen kane it was toland’s application of these techniques that proved revolutionary for storytelling in. Toland used deep-focus camera techniques, including special film, lenses, and lighting developed specifically for citizen kane, that made everything on screen appear in focus at the same time, an unheard-of practice in hollywood. Citizen kane made heavy use of new and emerging technologies and techniques such as the optical printer, deep focus lighting and lenses, in-camera composites, low-key lighting, extreme low-angle perspectives, and radical close-ups groundbreaking and unusual techniques such as heavy use of matte drawings, jump-cut edits, animation, hand-held.
Use of deep focus cinematography: look closely and you can see right to the back of the room, it is all crystal clear the most obvious is the party sequence for the newspaper crew with the dancing girls the image is clean right to the back of the room. With it's use of deep focus, strange shot angles, and impossible crane shots, the cinematography of citizen kane is justly famous and has been hugely influential the irony is that cinematographer gregg toland's unsettling and idiosyncratic use of the camera may have been part of the reason why citizen kane was not a commercial or. Citizen kane - innovative techniques varying from the use of deep focus technique, camera positions and angles shots a new style of film making was created with innovations varying from the use of deep focus technique, camera positions and angles shots, story telling and aural techniques.
Film techniques – citizen kane (1941) and combining them all into one the most innovative technical aspect of citizen kane is the extended use of d focus eep  in nearly every scene in the film, the foreground, background and everything in deep-focus shots with incredible depth-of field and focus from extreme foreground to. Deep-focus shots included the scene in mrs kane's boarding house as young kane played outdoors in the snow, susan's music lesson, kane's firing of leland, and susan's attempted suicide low-angled shots revealing ceilings in sets (a technique possibly borrowed from john ford's stagecoach (1939) which welles screened numerous times. The use of perspective and ‘deep focus’ in citizen kane françois truffaut has said “everything that matters in cinema since 1940 has been influenced by citizen kane” this film, the masterpiece of orson welles’ is often considered to be the greatest american film ever made.
Techniques such as single source lighting, creative use of shadows, montage, obscure camera angles, and deep focus photography make the film more enthralling visually, but also contributed to the narrative and many of the themes. Drones or die on august 6, 1945, the united states military used a massive, atomic weapon against hiroshima, japan this atomic bomb, the equivalent of 20,000 tons of dynamite, flattened the city, killing tens of thousands of civilians. The film citizen kane (1941), directed and written by orson welles and herman mankiewicz, is an american film drama that use various film techniques to illustrate themes, attitudes, and the development of a story.
Cinematographer on citizen kane noted for his innovative use of lighting and techniques such as deep focus toland was advising him on camera placement and lighting effects secretly so that welles would not be embarrassed in front of the highly experienced crew. Such was the relationship between the great director and his revered director of photography”1 for citizen kane toland used a method invented by himself, which became known as deep focus because it showed background objects as clearly as foreground objects. Aside from the powerful story it tells, citizen kane is innovative in many ways the film's use of deep focus and its use of telephoto lenses for close-ups was entirely new, and the film used many.
Stroheim used sophisticated filming techniques such as deep-focus cinematography and montage editing that citizen kane would feature prominently the foregrounds and camera movements of greed were meaningful not just on a technical level but also as a narrative tool to represent the development and emotions of the characters. Citizen kane made cinematic advances on many fronts, and its most significant contribution to cinematography came from the use of a technique known as deep focus deep focus refers to having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people. Band 6 – welles – relationship and money focus february 16, 2012 ~ wutosama orson welle’s 1941 film citizen kane is a metaphor for the betrayal of principles and corrupting nature of power , which pervades every aspect of one’s life, inviting a multiplicity of perspectives, which influence the viewer.
Visually striking, citizen kane helped to usher in a new era of cinema through its innovative techniques and use of mise-en-scene from the film's onset, it is evident that it is going to be a tale of woe. Filmic elements citizen kane made cinematic advances on many fronts, and its most significant contribution to cinematography came from the use of a technique known as deep focus deep focus refers to having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people and things in the foreground in focus.
It’s most famous amongst cinephile circles for its use of deep focus cinematography, a technique that brings the foreground, background, and middle-ground all into focus citizen kane wasn’t the first film to use the technique. Citizen kane made cinematic advances on many fronts, and its most significant contribution to cinematography came from the use of a technique known as deep focus deep focus refers to having everything in the frame, even the background, in focus at the same time, as opposed to having only the people and things in the foreground in focus. The use of deep focus really provides a ton of context to the overall arc to kane, also incredibly evident in the scenes to follow welles also implements the use of color tremendously well within the scene.