extreme close-up


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extreme close-up

[ek¦strēm ′klō‚səp]
(graphic arts)
A picture taken at extremly close range; for example, an extreme close-up of a face might show only an eye.
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The extreme close-up images are raw and vulgar, naked and without redeeming value.
Romancing the Rain showcases what is both beautiful and fearsome about the rain forest--photos of parrots and macaws in flight alternate with extreme close-ups of huge, hairy tarantulas and jungle ants making off with their prey.
Seven separate videos use in-depth, step-by-stop instruction in detail, using extreme close-ups, charts, drawings and mock-ups, along with the real world knowledge and instruction of a professional gunsmith.
Optics from proven lens maker Carl Zeiss allow for precise focus and clearer, sharper images, even in extreme close-ups.
Extreme close-ups of all three looking at each other ended with Mark staring at Lisa as if she'd let a really smelly one go.
This visually striking documentary takes viewers inside the functioning of bones, skin, eyes, ears, and the brain, using microscopic and endoscopic filming, extreme close-ups, computer-generated graphics, and MRI scans of brain activity to reveal how the overall human mechanism functions.
A dark farce with moral fable and grim tragedy lurking in the wings, writer Tony Grounds brings a surreal, nightmarish quality to his themes of guilt, bad faith and insecure masculinity, while director Adrian Shergold dresses it up with extreme close-ups, brash colour, flash camera angles and Reservoir Dogs suits and shades.
The whole thing feels forced, not helped by Macdonald's flashy direction and penchant for extreme close-ups.
However, we do benefit from a few contrasting scenes, like the inclusion of landscapes (shot in Hungary and Serbia) and moments of intense lovemaking between Therese and Laurent, which appear warm and intimate due to extreme close-ups and amber hues offering the illusion of candlelight.
It's badly lit and grim, with bouts of highly unpleasant violence and too many extreme close-ups.