Dan and door in
 centre of shot




                                                         Camera at eye level so
      ...
Dan still
   looking
  down to
emphasise
anger and
concentrati
    on on
 ‘stomping’                                      ...
Close-up
  shows
emotion in
Dan’s eyes



                                                                    Eye line is ...
Using a
  medium
shot means
 the stairs
can be seen                                                       Eye line is
 wit...
By positioning
 Dan to the left
  of the frame,
  the audience
   can see the
    door used
previously in the
right side o...
Door is slightly
                                                                    ajar to show
                        ...
Camera
 position is
 the same
   as the
  previous
   shot to
  show no
   change


                                      ...
Foot in
   mid air to
   show the
   transition
   is not yet
   complete.

 Big close-up
with only the
  foot in the
fram...
Camera
 positioned at
the same angle
as the previous
     shot to
 complete the
   transition                             ...
Dan
positioned off
centre so the
 door can be
 seen behind
     him.
                                                     ...
Camera is
  positioned
 over Dan’s
 shoulder so
the audience
see what he                                                  ...
Dan is once
   again a
silhouette so                                              Ryan unaware Dan
 the kitchen           ...
Camera still in
  the same
 position as
  before to
   show no                                                          Li...
Using a long
 shot means                                                 Dan
the audience                                 ...
Over the                                                          The door is
 shoulder                                   ...
A side on shot allows the
 Dan’s hand is                                        audience to see that Dan is
still on the d...
Dan’s
  body is
                                                            The camera is
positioned
                     ...
Big close-up
     so the
audience can
   see Dan’s
    eyes are
closed and his
    mouth is
 slightly open                ...
Camera
 cuts on                                                         Dan in centre
the door                            ...
The door is
 still open in
        the
 background
  of the shot
to show Dan
      is not
  completely
 through yet.

    ...
Lighter on right side
 Camera is                                                    of frame to show
   at the            ...
Eye line is
of central
 to show
  Dan is
 looking
elsewhere
  in the
  room.
                                             ...
Using an
  over the
  shoulder
shot allows
     the
audience to
    look
around the
 room with
  Dan, and                 ...
This is the
  only time
 Dan looks
    directly
  down the
  camera. It                                                   ...
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  1. 1. Dan and door in centre of shot Camera at eye level so there is a direct line ‘He slams the door after him.’ Medium long shot with door slightly ajar to emphasise that Dan has just left the room
  2. 2. Dan still looking down to emphasise anger and concentrati on on ‘stomping’ Camera up the positioned at a stairs high angle at the top of the stairs ‘He stamps up the staircase.’ Long shot of Dan walking up the staircase
  3. 3. Close-up shows emotion in Dan’s eyes Eye line is off centre to show Dan is talking only to himself. If the eye line was central it would suggest Dan was talking to someone beyond the camera. ‘DAN (under his breath)’ ‘Shit.’ Big close-up. Dan’s eye focus is down and off centre
  4. 4. Using a medium shot means the stairs can be seen Eye line is within the towards the frame door used in emphasising previous shots. location Although the door is not within the frame Dan’s eye line suggests where the door is in relation to his positioning. ‘Turning towards the living room door.’ Medium shot of Dan turning towards the door
  5. 5. By positioning Dan to the left of the frame, the audience can see the door used previously in the right side of the frame. Close-up to show Dan’s mouth is open to emphasise ‘shouting.’ ‘DAN (shouting)’ ‘I wish I could just leave.’ Close-up, with the door slightly in the frame
  6. 6. Door is slightly ajar to show Dan is about to By using a enter the room. medium long shot rather than a medium close up, the audience can see other door in shot, giving the impression of other ‘students’ rooms. ‘Dan reaches his bedroom door.’ Medium long shot of Dan at the bedroom door.
  7. 7. Camera position is the same as the previous shot to show no change Door open slightly more in this frame to show progression. ‘Watching over his shoulder, he pushes into his room...’ Medium long shot of Dan looking over his left shoulder. The door is ajar.
  8. 8. Foot in mid air to show the transition is not yet complete. Big close-up with only the foot in the frame so this is the only focus. Foot across Camera both carpets positioned so the straight onto audience can foot so there distinguish is a clear two different shape. rooms. ‘...and strides forward.’ Big close-up of foot in mid air.
  9. 9. Camera positioned at the same angle as the previous shot to complete the transition Foot is still the between only object in the frames. frame to remain main focus. GARDEN, NIGHT. On the completion of his stride his foot falls onto a flagstone. Big close-up of foot making contact with the floor
  10. 10. Dan positioned off centre so the door can be seen behind him. Dan looking out into the garden. Emotionless. ‘It’s dark. He is on ground level, by the back door, outside in the garden of the house. Medium close-up of Dan with the door in the background
  11. 11. Camera is positioned over Dan’s shoulder so the audience see what he Dan is a see’s, looking silhouette so into the that the light kitchen. coming from within the kitchen is the main focus, to emphasise this as being the key item within the frame. ‘He turns around to face the house.’ Medium close-up. Camera positioned over Dan’s shoulder
  12. 12. Dan is once again a silhouette so Ryan unaware Dan the kitchen is outside. His head and Ryan remains down as he are the main pours himself a focus. drink. Dan is positioned to the left of the frame so the window is in the centre. ‘Ryan enters the kitchen and pours a drink.’ Medium close-up over the shoulder shot of Dan looking at Ryan who is standing in the kitchen
  13. 13. Camera still in the same position as before to show no Light is once change in again on the location kitchen to show Ryan leaving is the main focus. ‘He leaves the kitchen.’ Medium close-up showing Ryan walking out of the kitchen
  14. 14. Using a long shot means Dan the audience positioned to can see the right of everything the frame to within the emphasise location. house Including the beyond. (Rule door and of thirds outdoor applied) surroundings. ‘Dan turns away from the window and takes a few steps towards the door. He pauses.’ Long shot of Dan pausing by the door
  15. 15. Over the The door is shoulder ajar wide shot so enough so we we can see into ‘follow’ the kitchen to Dan into distinguish the room. what room is beyond. ‘He opens the door. It’s the empty kitchen.’ Medium close-up over the shoulder shot of Dan. The door is ajar
  16. 16. A side on shot allows the Dan’s hand is audience to see that Dan is still on the door in the same location as handle to previous frames. emphasise he has just closed the door. Freezing the motion. ‘He closes the door.’ Medium shot of Dan closing the door
  17. 17. Dan’s body is The camera is positioned positioned at a to the left level where the side of the hand and handle frame so are in the the hand audiences direct is centre eye line/ focus. ‘His hand still on the door handle.’ Close-up of Dan’s hand on the door handle
  18. 18. Big close-up so the audience can see Dan’s eyes are closed and his mouth is slightly open Camera at eye level to show him and straight onto ‘whispering.’ Dan to connect with the audience and make the eyes the centre focus. ‘He closes his eyes and whispers something.’ Close-up of Dan with eyes closed, and his mouth is slightly open
  19. 19. Camera cuts on Dan in centre the door frame with the frame to kitchen beyond keep the him. We ‘follow’ frame him through the ‘tidy’. door. ‘Opens the door...’ Close-up, over the shoulder shot of Dan. The kitchen door is opening beyond him
  20. 20. The door is still open in the background of the shot to show Dan is not completely through yet. The foot has still not made contact with the floor yet to show the transition has not been completed. ‘...and strides through.’ Big close-up of foot., the main focus of the shot
  21. 21. Lighter on right side Camera is of frame to show at the this as being a same level positive room that as the shot Dan is about to done in this enter room before to show repetition of location Foot across both carpets to show the change in room and completion of the transition DAN’S BEDROOM ‘On the completion of his stride his foot falls onto his bedroom carpet.’ Big close-up of the foot flat on the carpet
  22. 22. Eye line is of central to show Dan is looking elsewhere in the room. Camera is positioned straight on. Making a direct connection with the audience. ‘He opens his eyes slowly.’ Big close-up of Dan. Eyes are not wide open
  23. 23. Using an over the shoulder shot allows the audience to look around the room with Dan, and By positioning see what Dan left of the he is frame the seeing. audience can see the room beyond and distinguish that it is a bedroom. ‘Looks around the room.’ Medium close-up over the shoulder shot of Dan looking around the room
  24. 24. This is the only time Dan looks directly down the camera. It Dan is is the final positioned in shot and direct centre allows his of the frame. to make a He is the connection main and with the only focus. audience. They have followed his journey and now they see he is regaining happiness. ‘A smile gradually spreads across his face.’ Big close-up of Dan with a small smile across the face

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