Evaluation of Composition, Framing and Movement
-Handheld shot, pans to follow the character mimicking his movement well.
- Well framed mid shot, featuring the balloon.
- Silhouette of character gives a defined outline.
-Line in edge of steps, slight diagonal.
-Good low angle, long shot to convey his unknown ‘power’ (referencing how he
- Line imagery of steps (horizontal).
- Good lead room, however towards the end; the panning of the shot could have
sped up to keep him in the same part of frame.
- Head room is good, as his head is not get cut off, nor does it have too much of
- Mid shot of Ollie. The foreground depicts vertical line of the metal fence and
he is positioned using the ‘rule of thirds’ on the left hand side. This shows the
background building and the vertical and horizontal line work on it.
- Shot should have been more stable (however this was part of a shot when I
was setting up the camera and I was unaware it was filming) I accidently
switched the camera off, when I wanted to film my action; therefore no
accurate footage was recorded.
- Close-up shot of the mobile phone shows a continuous line around the edge of
-Shot is framed well.
- Shot should have been longer and more stabilised however, the same technical
problem, as per shot three, occurred.
-Long two shot
- Shows line
-Rule of thirds
-Good head room
- Smooth movement
Shot Six - Close-up shot of balloon before being popped
-line value in the background
Shot seven -180 degree rule, done well with good head room
- lines in background
Shot eight Same as shot seven
Holding a Shot Steady:
Shots one, two, five, six, seven and eight are reasonably well controlled.
However, shots three and four should have been more stable. Unfortunately
there was a technical error, as I filmed the practice action while setting up
the camera and not the actual intended action. This error was basically down
to me rushing and not fully concentrating on the task at hand, due to the
With the exception of shots three and four, the other handheld
footage successfully communicates the key intended emotion. Shot two
effectively captures the motion of my moving subject, but towards the end of
the shot, the panning movement of the camera was not in sync and this did
not keep my subject‘s body rhythms central to the frame.
Anticipatory framing was in general adequate to visually communicate
the short narrative appropriately.
Framing a Shot Appropriately:
Framing in all the shots is adequate. Success can be associated with the head
and nose rooms. However some attention is needed to fully achieve an
excellent lead room, which was evident in shot two. The panning movement
towards the end of this shot needed a little more speed to keep the lead
room appropriately established.
The composition elements are quite imaginative. However, on the
other hand I should have considered more inventive aspects. I tried to pay
attention to the artistic value of line, by including continuous, vertical,
horizontal and diagonals, to express meaning. For example, the horizontal
position of line relating to the steps Jack is walking down, accentuates the
width, but depicts a calming atmosphere. However, in contrast to this, the
small vertical lines detailed to the step brickwork, operate as portraying
energy. This will help to communicate a calming, but energetic tone to the
narrative. Furthermore, it also foreshadows the event to come.
Positive and negative space plays an essential role in successfully
communicating the required composition. I tried to implement these aspects
effectively, within each frame and I tried to visually make use of the
foreground, background and mid ground in the majority of the shots, to
avoid confusion and lack of substance. Colour, tone, texture and pattern are
also present in the sequence.
A Varity of Shot: