Camera Shots, Angles, Movement - Camera Basics


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  • Camera Shots, Angles, Movement - Camera Basics

    1. 1. Camera Angles, Movement, and Other Awesome StuffYou Never Knew You Knew
    2. 2. You will participate asactors & designers.Everyone will get tohelp “direct” theirown movie and filmscenes!
    3. 3.  Name one of your favorite male or female actors. (Go ahead. Do it. But raise your hand first.) What do you think that person is more famous for: their participation in films, or their involvement in live theater? So, you tell me… why make a movie? What are the benefits of film over theater? (And now, name some detriments!)
    4. 4. Acting & Designing Directing & Camera Each of you will Operation perform a role in your own short film.  Your group will collectively direct You will also the short film (split “design” your own by scenes?) costume based on research.  The group will decide on camera angles/shots
    5. 5. What makes itdifferent in film?
    6. 6.  Certain camera angles and “shots” make acting for the camera DIFFERENT from acting on stage. As we go through some of the basics (and you TAKE NOTES), be sure to think about how each angle/shot would affect you as an actor.
    7. 7.  Long Shot: Full  Close Up: Just the body in frame, few face… we should details. already know where we are. Medium Shot: Waist up, used for dialogue  Extreme Close Up: & character Magnifies beyond interaction. what the human eye naturally sees. (Used for dramatic effect.)
    8. 8.  Bird’s Eye View:  EyeLevel: Basic. From way, way up Camera is at straight above looking down. on angle to subject. High Angle: Not so  Low Angle: Camera way up, but still is lower than subject above. Subject is (useful for short surrounded by actors!). Gives location. feeling of dominance/power.
    9. 9.  Pan: Scanning horizontally.  Hand-held: Sometimes bumpy, Tilt: Moving up and but adds realism down. (“fly on the wall” effect”). Dolly: Moving on wheels to or away  NO ZOOMING. from your subject. NO ZOOMING. (Can be used to ACK. follow.)
    10. 10.  What is a storyboard?A storyboard is a graphical representation of the shots in a film. It’s a kind of "cartoon" of the "scenes" of a piece of writing.
The end result looks like a comic book of your film. Why do we need storyboards?Planning! A good plan makes everything easier.It contributes to making the quality of your final film much better. 

    11. 11. Draw a picture of the “shot” here. Each time you “cut,” you draw a new picture! Describe your frame here. Make sure to include the shot & angle!Number your frames here.
    12. 12. …because it helpsyou VISUALIZEthe idea andcommunicate thatidea with others!
    13. 13.  Check costumes! (What did you wear last time??) Check props! Where are they? Check actor placement! Check LIGHTING!!! (Daylight? Night?) Check and double check!!!