This past weekend I was thinking about something which should not be apparent, but will add a lot to the amount you will enjoy a movie: the techniques used to make a movie. I have never studied film (although I watch a lot of them) and I am not planning to start a study either, but I wondered:
Do you think knowing a lot about the techniques used for making movies can make you enjoy a movie less, because you might be focussing on it instead of the movie?
So let’s say you know a lot about cameras and camera moves, wouldn’t you constantly look at what is being done and realise you are watching someone operating a camera instead on focussing on what matters, a compelling story. I personally do not focus too much on them and think if I would I would need to watch movies at least twice and realistically I’d rather watch another movie instead of seeing something twice.