What makes an image cinematic?

What makes an image cinematic? The top cinematographers were asked this question and their answers were incredibly diverse. “A cinematic images is a combination of a lot of factors: a desire, imagination, ability to move the audience. The time of the day, the lenses, lighting is everything, composition, set design, background. Focal length, changing angles, exploring the scene, it should come from the script, its the lens, static or moving camera, how the choices you make click with the story, its where you place the camera, it is something that is subtle and thought through. It is where you place the camera!” So much inspiration emanates from this very short video:

 

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