Want to know even more about all of the Oscar movies? Well today is your lucky day! 'Behind the Ballot,' ABC's new video series that delves into the inner-workings of the Academy Awards, has launched.

In the first video, EW's Adam Vary talks to cinematographers about listening to the director's vision, creating an atmosphere, and building drama through camera angles. He also answers the most important question: What exactly is cinematography?

Watch the full interview below and then click over to — or download the official Oscars app — to watch more interviews by EW staffers with Academy Awards experts.

Want to prove your Oscars expertise? Fill out our interactive Oscar ballot and compete with your Facebook friends to predict this year's winners. And don't forget to join us at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday, Feb. 24, for EW's live blog of this year's Academy Awards.


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