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    • ProxemicsCinematography and Social Psychology
    • • A popular psychologist, Edward T Hall, has written a couple of books, “The Hidden Dimension’ and ‘The Silent Language’ on what he calls a theory of proxemic’s.• It purports to be a study of how peoples behaviour are affected by the physical distances between them.
    • • Hall suggests that these can be divided into four categories: Intimate Distance, Personal Distance, Social Distance and Impersonal/Remote Distance.
    • • The camera always takes what could be construed as a psychological attitude to what it is filming, an attitude that directly affects the story being told.
    • • By using different shot sizes and placement of camera, a director is able to make a clear statement about his thoughts and feelings concerning the story’s characters and the situations they find themselves in, thoughts and feelings concerning
    • Remote Distance
    • Remote Distance• The individual person is not identified as a particular person. Figure is recognised only by costume of because of the situation or context.
    • Public Distance
    • Public Distance• This distance will be maintained by people who have to establish a ‘public status’, who are ‘unapproachable’ as individuals
    • Social Distance
    • • At fifteen feet to ten feet, deportment and dress are on display. In a social environment manners are likely to be self-conscious
    • Social Distance
    • Social Distance• Speech and gesture are apt to be fairly deliberate, formal and still a little ‘projected’ if in the presence of a group of people.
    • Personal Distance
    • Personal Distance• Reserved for close acquaintances or friends. A stranger who invades this ‘ Private Space” may be regarded as an intruder.
    • Personal Distance
    • Personal Distance• Closer still implies that the relationship is ‘one-on-one’. The presence of others is ignored. Speech will be impromptu and the communication more ‘non-verbal’.
    • Intimate Distance
    • Intimate Distance• Physical involvement. Acceptable in public if participants are ‘family’. It does imply exclusion of others, normally demands some degree of privacy.