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Pre tasks composition challenge

  1. 1. Learning Aims: Develop creativity Introduce advanced portfolio Skills preparation for advanced portfolio Across the 5 weeks there will be workshops on: Lip-syncing, Composition and Framing, Editing, Narrative Structure. You will be working in small groups and so attendance is important. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions Task 1; Skills review Why? Links to A2 exam – important that skills develop over time – can only identify what needs to develop through acknowledgement of processes learnt and processes which need improvement.
  2. 2. Workshop 1: Composition and Framing Why? AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  3. 3. Composition and Framing is really important in order to create a visually exciting music video A video is really a series of still images – so can you take a good photograph?!!! AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  4. 4. Symmetry Depending upon the scene – symmetry can be something to go for – or to avoid completely. A symmetrical shot with strong composition and a good point of interest can lead to a striking image – but without the strong point of interest it can be a little predictable. Experiment with both in the one shoot to see which works best. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  5. 5. The depth of field that you select when taking an image will drastically impact the composition of an image. It can isolate a subject from its background and foreground (when using a shallow depth of field) or it can put the same subject in context by revealing its surroundings with a larger depth of field. Depth of field AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  6. 6. Framing - Most of us use ‘frames’ to display our images when we hang them on walls for viewing – however ‘framing’ can be used within the composition of a shot to help you highlight your main point of interest in the image and and/or to put it in context to give the image ‘depth’. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  7. 7. A frame serves numerous purposes: • It gives the image depth and helps to give the perception to viewers of it that they’re looking at something that is more than 2 dimensions. • Use correctly, framing can draw the eye of the viewer of an interest to a particular part of the scene. • Framing can bring a sense of organization or containment to an image. • Framing can add context to a shot. • Frames can take many forms – from an overhanging tree, a window, a bridge, arch or even part of another person etc. When using this technique – look for a frame that has a similar shape to the main subject that you’re framing. • Frames can also be in the foreground or background of images (although more often than not they’re in the foreground). AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  8. 8. Perspective The perspective that a shot is taken from is another element that can have a big impact upon an image. Shooting from up high and looking down on a subject or shooting from below looking up on the same subject drastically impact not only the ‘look of the image, emphasizing different points of interest, angles, textures, shapes etc – but it also impacts the ‘story’ of an image. AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions
  9. 9. Space • There can be a fine line between filling your frame with your subject (and creating a nice sense of intimacy and connection) and also giving your subject space to breathe. • Either technique can be effective – so experiment with moving in close and personal and moving out to capture a subject in its context. • Sometimes it is what you leave out of an image that makes it special!
  10. 10. •The colours in an image and how they are arranged can make or break a shot. •Bright colours can add vibrancy, energy and interest – however in the wrong position they can also distract viewers of an image away from focal points. •Colours also greatly impact ‘mood’. Blues and Greens can have a calming soothing impact, Reds and Yellows can convey vibrancy and energy etc. •Think about using contrasting colours in your shot – blue and purple, orange and blue or green and red. Colour
  11. 11. The Composition Challenge You will each be given your own theme! You must use the composition tips to take 4 photographs keeping to your theme You will present your final images to the class
  12. 12. Workshop 1: The Composition Challenge • What did you find easy/difficult? • What have you learnt? What new skills can you take away with you and apply to the A2 advanced portfolio? AS to A2 Workshops Objective: Students develop skills required for A2 Media Productions

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