Hiro Narita
Hiro Narita

Frame of Mind and Light: Interplay between what is manifested on the screen and what is suggested

It is a mystery that the two-dimensional moving pictures on the screen can create many dimensions in our psychic space; the imaginary and the factual crisscross and converge in our mind so spontaneously.

As a cinematographer I believe the visual is a vital component of a movie; but I also believe it is a component of the greater whole integrated with editing, sound, and much more, all reaching out to the viewer and touch their hearts.

The camera can be an observer; it can also be a participant in storytelling. The filmmaker creates a visual style as he see it fit, shaped by the story he is engaged in telling.