deep focus


Definition of deep focus

: a photographic effect or technique (as in filmmaking) characterized by great depth of field

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Post the governance failures of WorldCom and Enron and the implementation of the Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) Act, there was a palpable shift in the boardroom that led to a much deeper focus on internal controls. Betsy Atkins, Quartz at Work, "Does your company actually need a board of directors?," 27 Aug. 2019 Employees relish Liberty Mutual’s deep focus on workplace inclusivity and respect. Diane Herbst,, "PEOPLE's 50 Companies That Care: See Our 2019 List of Employers Who Win by Giving Back," 24 July 2019 And for newcomers and experienced students alike, Slow Flow offers a meditative take on each posture, allowing for a deep focus of the mind and a calming of the nervous system. Noor Brara, Vogue, "Turn Up the Heat With Hot Yoga for a Total Spring Body Reboot," 13 Apr. 2018 The documentary might have been better served by selecting the most compelling of those subplots, editing down closer to the hour mark, and maintaining a narrower but deeper focus. Nathan Mattise, Ars Technica, "At its best, new Last Jedi making-of film is a touching tribute to old Star Wars," 13 Mar. 2018 The White House, in a move that harkens back to the Eisenhower era’s Project Solarium, provides a deep focus on the nation’s defense-industrial base. Jerry Hendrix, National Review, "Trump’s New National-Security Strategy Projects Confidence," 18 Dec. 2017 These innovations include moving backwards and forwards through time in a single cut, deep focus cinematography in which both the background and foreground are equally defined, and low-angle shots meant to suggest a character's inner mind. Michael Tedder, Esquire, "The 10 Biggest Snubs in Oscar History," 22 Feb. 2017

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First Known Use of deep focus

1948, in the meaning defined above

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