OCR G322: Introduction to TV Drama Media Languages: CameraworkIn all visual media, the creator uses camera angles, shot types and movements to conveyemotion, meaning, narrative and context to the audience.CAMERAWORK (or cinematography) combines with SOUND, EDITING and MISE ENSCENE to create meanings and representations for the audience.TASK:In teams of no more than three, use a camera to take examples of all these aspects ofcamerawork. Use photography and video mode to show your understanding ofcamerawork. Remember your rule of thirds and move around so your backgrounds aren’tclutteredYou did this when you started in September. This time, try and build a narrativewith your photos (e.g. zombies taking over college, red and blue shoes falling inlove, one of you is a killer picking off the rest of the group...)You have 40 mins to get your shots. Once you have captured all your shotsreturn to the classroom and upload your photos/ videos to the desktop. Planyour shots carefully and retake shots if you think they could be better. Share thecamera.Use a meme maker to add shot types and mise en scene to each shot. Save asJPEGS. (if meme maker doesn’t work use Publisher and save each image as aJPEG)http://memesly.com/meme-makerImport to iMovie and add an edit or a transition between each shot (you willhave a tutorial to teach you the software and editing terms)Add a soundtrack in iMovie to tell the audience how you want them to feel. The aim of this is to make a revision tool that will help you with all four media languages as we progress through the year.
Canted – a view in which the frame is not level, causing the objects in the scene to appearslanted out of an upright position.Low angle shots are used to make the subject appear larger and more powerful.
High angle shots are used to make subject appear smaller and threatenedSymmetrical Composition (creates balance)Asymmetrical Composition (creates a point of interest, remember your rule of thirds)
Over the shoulder shotBird’s eye shotGraphic Composition (Mise en scene frames the subjects)
Another example of graphic composition...From behind shotTwo shot
Deep focus (different distances all in focus)Shot Reverse Shot