When I saw Children of Men, I was blown away. It was the first time in a long while that I didn’t pay attention to the cutting because I was so drawn in by the narrative. Children of Men is packed with stunning, ultra-realistic long takes that immerse you into its neo-futuristic world.
I left the theater needing to know how they’d pulled off these incredible shots. Fortunately for me and you, some of the DVD features have made their way onto YouTube. Watch this great featurette on the four-minute car-in-the-woods shot.
And here’s the finished shot: