Transcript of "Life of pi cinematography evaluation"
What went well...
A good range of shots including
establishing shots, long shots, mid
shots, close ups etc. They work
well even though the characters
are toys they show their emotion.
Close up shots in the opening let
the viewer know that it is the toys
speaking rather than a narration.
This is important as it tells them
that these are the film’s main
characters and attention must be
paid to what is being said by
Good use of angles such as when
we get an over the shoulder shot
from the young boy which is also
a low angle shot. This puts us in
the position of the boy and
suggests that the parents have
the higher authority; the shots are
therefore useful in establishing
relationships between characters.
The rotating shot of the boat is
not only shaky but we lose sight
of part of the shots main focus. If
a shot similar to this is used in my
final trailer I must put in place
steps to avoid this occurring.
In some shots it can be noticed
that the camera shakes a little.
This could have easily been
avoided by using a tripod.
Even better if...
Shots are generally static and
there is little movement of the
camera. It is got away with
based on the fact that the shots
are generally short, however, to
achieve a higher grade I must
not only use different shots and
angles, but move the camera!
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