Camera Angles, Movement, and Other Awesome StuffYou Never Knew You Knew
You will participate asactors & designers.Everyone will get tohelp “direct” theirown movie and filmscenes!
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!)
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
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.
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.)
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.
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.)
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.
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.
…because it helpsyou VISUALIZEthe idea andcommunicate thatidea with others!
Check costumes! (What did you wear last time??) Check props! Where are they? Check actor placement! Check LIGHTING!!! (Daylight? Night?) Check and double check!!!