Intro to camera

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Intro to camera

  1. 1. The Camera <ul><li>Shot types and Movement </li></ul>
  2. 2. use of the camera <ul><li>Different types of shots are used in combination to give you information about where and when something is happening, the role of a character or their reactions, to draw attention to something or to create an impression or feeling. </li></ul><ul><li>What are the names of some shots that you already know? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Long Shot <ul><li>Long Shot (LS) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>This is a shot that shows a person from the top of their head to their feet </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why is this shot used? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Medium Shot <ul><li>Medium Shot (MS) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THis is a shot that show a person from the waist up. Often there can be more than one person in the shot (two Shot) </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>For what reason would you use this shot? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Close up <ul><li>Close Up (CU) </li></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>THis is a shot that shows a person face from about the shoulders up </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Why would you use a close up? </li></ul></ul></ul>
  6. 6. High Angle Shot <ul><li>This is where the camera is placed above the object, looking down on the subject. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the effect of this shot? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Low Angle Shot <ul><li>THis is where the camera is placed below the object, looking up at it. </li></ul><ul><li>What is the effect of this type shot? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Watching <ul><li>So when you look at a shot consider: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the shot type? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the camera drawing our attention to? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How does the shot type do this? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the effect on the audience? </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Activity <ul><li>View the Godzilla Trailer </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What shots can you identify and why has they been used (at least five shots) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>What is the effect on the audience? </li></ul></ul>

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