Oscar winner behind 'Birdman' filming daunted by one long shot

February 13, 2015 3:08 PM

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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Cinematographer Emmanuel Lubezki was finishing the complex filming of "Gravity" when director Alejandro G. Inarritu approached him with a daunting proposal: To film "Birdman" in a way that makes the movie appear to be one continuous shot.

In an interview with Reuters, Lubezki said his first thought was: "'I hope I don't get to do this' because it was such a big challenge and I didn't want it to be gimmicky."

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