After seeing "1917" over the weekend I was curious to know how Cinematographer Roger Deakins, Director Sam Mendes and Editor Lee Smith pulled off the illusion of one continuous shot. The film centers around two soldiers, Lance Corporal Will Schofield (George MacKay) and Lance Corporal Tom Blake (Dean-Charles Chapman), trying to deliver a message to stop an attack during World War I.
By editing together a series of continuous shots and using hidden cuts the movie was created to look like it was filmed in one take. Insider broke down the process and detailed how much planning had to go into each shot. Check out their video below.