Taking a fresh approach meant re-creating from scratch the parallel realities of the different characters’ worlds. “We did a lot of tests and work on how the look of those worlds was going to appear. We wanted to stay away from other things that worked for the other movies,” such as Edward’s (Robert Pattinson) heavy white make-up, a signature of his vampire look, in order to focus more on what was going on inside the characters.
“The movie is very centered in the main characters’ emotions, and what’s really going on with them,” the cinematographer explains. “There are such profound changes with them in these films, so we made sure to allow room for exploration.”
Most significantly are the changes Bella (Kristen Stewart) goes through: her transformation into life as a vampire, her wedding with Edward, and the birth of their child. “We took full advantage of the range of emotions she experiences during her transformation, putting as much dramatic weight as we could on the sequence,” he says.
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