Frame by Frame – Maniac (2018)
Year – 2018
Decade – 2010s
Cinematographer – Darren Lew (imdb link)
Director – Cary Joji Fukunaga (imdb link)
Aspect Ratio – 2.39
Distributor – Netflix
Genre – Drama, Sci-Fi
Camera – Panavision Millennium DXL (optics by Panavision, color science by Light Iron, 8K large format sensor by Red)
Lenses – Panavision Anamorphics – C Series, E Series and T Series
Format – Digital
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Shot/Reverse Shot Color Profile Low Contrast
Center Framing Lens Flare Diners Courtroom
Elevators Wide Angle Lens Establishing Shots Hotels
Iris Office Frame Within Frames
Inserts Bench Shafts of Light Foreground/Background
Car Wreck Long Takes
Two participants in a pharmaceutical trial (Emma Stone, Johan Hill) find themselves intertwined in the trial’s therapuutic series of drug-induced delusions.
Groups of Frames
Below is an edit-by-edit breakdown of a car wreck scene at the end of Episode 2 in which Emma Stone’s character and her sister collide with a semi on a winding mountain rod.
Scene duration – 65 seconds
Edits – 26
Average shot length – 2.5 seconds
Cary Joji Fukunaga is no stranger to the long action scene oner, having unfurled a legendary six-minute tracking shot of Matthew McConaughey shooting his way out of the projects in Season 1 of True Detective. In Episode 9 of Maniac we get a two-minute oner of Stone and Hill – during an espionage themed delusion – blasting their way down a hallway and into an elevator. Below are some frames from the extended take.