Film School: The Spielberg Oner

A still from Steven Spielberg's 'Jaws' (1975)

A look at how the master delivers story and character without cutting.

Every Frame A Painting looks at director Steven Spielberg‘s use of the single take, and his techniques such as reframing, to tell volumes purely through carefully-planned camera composition and movement:

StudioBinder diagrams the blocking of oners in Jurrassic Park (the original, of course, and still the best):

Further Viewing

A key element in Spielberg’s filmmaking, alongside or even integral to his reframing, is his sound design. Watch Nerdwriter‘s stunning deconstruction of a Spielberg oner in Munich (2005):

More on sound design, in the films of Spielberg and others: