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Camera Angles and Framing

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Camera Angles and Framing

  1. 1. Learn about CAMERA ANGLESor die!
  2. 2. Eye-level shot = normal The Great Train Robbery, 1903
  3. 3. Sherlock Jr., 1924
  4. 4. The camera angle remains at eye-level when the characters are sitting. Sherlock Jr., 1924
  5. 5. Angled shots = abnormal way of seeing? The Shawshank Redemption, 1994
  6. 6. Viewers identify with the camera.
  7. 7. Force of Evil, 1948
  8. 8. A camera placed at a low angle forces us to look up at the subject.
  9. 9. A high angle forces us to look down at the subject.
  10. 10. Low-angle shot Eye-level shot The Passion of Joan of Arc, 1928 High-angle shot
  11. 11. A Dutch tilt or canted angle presents the world off-balance.
  12. 12. The effect of a particular camera angle depends on context. The Shining, 1980
  13. 13. This low-angle shot of Joan occurs during the torture montage, just before she collapses.
  14. 14. Mise-en-scène 1. Design the look of settings, props, lighting and actors (as in plays) 2. Composition the organization, distribution, balance, and general relationship of actors and objects within the space of each shot (as in paintings and photographs)
  15. 15. Framing
  16. 16. Subject placement using the rule of thirds American Beauty
  17. 17. Subject placement using the rule of thirds Pan’s Labyrinth. Guillermo del Toro, 2007.
  18. 18. Subject placement without looking room creates tension Pan’s Labyrinth. Guillermo del Toro, 2007.
  19. 19. Subject placement in center Pan’s Labyrinth. Guillermo del Toro, 2007.
  20. 20. Hitchcock’s rule: The size of the object in the frame should be directly related to its importance in the story at that moment
  21. 21. Figure placement in a balanced composition Juno. Jason Reitman, 2007.
  22. 22. Figure placement in an unbalanced composition Juno. Jason Reitman, 2007.
  23. 23. Figure placement in a balanced composition American Beauty
  24. 24. A deep frame that emphasizes the z axis The Shining. Stanley Kubrick, 1980.
  25. 25. A flat frame that understates the z axis The Conversation. Francis Ford Coppola, 1974.
  26. 26. Extreme long shot The Searchers. John Ford, 1956.
  27. 27. Long shot The Searchers. John Ford, 1956.
  28. 28. Medium long shot / Three shot The Searchers. John Ford, 1956.
  29. 29. Medium shot / Two shot The Searchers. John Ford, 1956.
  30. 30. Medium shot / Single The Searchers. John Ford, 1956.
  31. 31. Close up The Searchers. John Ford, 1956.

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