Vanity Fair has published an interview on its YouTube channel with American cinematographer Newton Thomas Sigel – who was director of photography for Bohemian Rhapsody, X-Men: Apocalypse and The Usual Suspects amoung many others. He talks about the way different focal lengths make people and objects in the scene feel closer together or further apart, and how the sense of perspective is altered depending on the camera position and the amount of background included in the shot.

During the interview Sigel talks us through clips from Three Kings, Drive and Bohemian Rhapsody explaining what he hoped to achieve in that particular shot and the lenses he used to do it. It’s a fantastic watch with an experienced and well-spoken artist.