1 Biographical Movie
1 Print Biography
Shuutarou Komiya | James Maki | Ernst Schwartz | Yasujiro
5' 6½" (1.69 m)
Did You Know?
About this time [late 1950s], CinemaScope was getting popular. I wanted to have nothing to do with it, and consequently I shot more close-ups and used shorter shots.
It's often thought that he placed the camera at the eye level of a person kneeling on a Tatami mat. Actually, it's often lower than that, only one or two feet off the ground.
Shots that violate the 180 degree rule (The rule states that cameras filming a conversation must stay on one side of an imaginary line drawn between two people talking or continuity will be broken).