Since its debut in 2010, new seasons of Sherlock have been a rarity. But fans endure the long wait between seasons because each feature length installment of this show easily rivals some of Sherlock Holmes‘ incarnations on the big screen. And while the performances of Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman get the majority of the attention, it’s time to throw the spotlight on another aspect of the series: the cinematography!
On Vimeo, Celia Gómez has posted a video called Sherlock: The Art of Symmetry; which features a montage of the cinematography techniques used to achieve those moments of symmetry within the show. Gómez doesn’t speak over the footage. Instead, she simply placed a graph over the clips and let the scenes speak for themselves.
There is something hauntingly beautiful about seeing the footage assembled together in this way. Most fans wouldn’t even notice the recurring symmetry that appears to be favored by the creative team behind this series. None of these sequences were accidents. It takes meticulous planning to continually pull off these shots, especially the more complex scenes with multiple performers.
As amazing as these clips are, we’re eager to see what showrunners Steven Moffat and Mark Gatiss have in store for us in the long-awaited Sherlock season 4. The new season was filmed earlier this year, and it’s expected to hit our telly screens in the first quarter of 2017.
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