Basic Camera Movements• Pan – Move camera horizontally• Tilt – Move camera vertically• Dolly – Moving camera towards or away from subject. Usually on wheels• Trucking – Moving camera side to side. Usually on rails or wheels• Zolly – Dolly + Zoom http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45e1XuA-oLY&feature=related
Zooming vs. Dolly• Zoom – The lens moves in• Dolly – The whole camera moves in
3 Point Lighting Back Light • Behind talent • Softer • Lights head and shoulders Fill Light • Aka “hair light” • Adds depth • Lights one side of face • Brighter, softer light • Place at an angleKey Light• Adds depth• Lights one side of face with brighter, softer light• Usually 45 degree angle
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Lighting Substitutes• You don’t always need 3 lamps• Use the Sun• Reflect light off a wall• Experiment!
Lighting Check• Is there enough light? – Decent picture? – Rich color? – Fine detail?• Is the lighting even? – Eliminate “hotspots” and shadows• Is it flattering? – Does subject look tired, wrinkled or washed out?• Depth – Does the subject look like a flat cardboard cut out?
3 Point Lighting Review3 Point Lighting B Key Lighting Fill Lighting Back Lighting
Before Storyboarding, Plan• Camera • Basic Lighting – Shots – Key• Camera – Fill – Angles – Back• Camera – Movements
Equipment for Next Week• Video Cameras• 3 Clip On Lights• Microphone• Ear buds• Props
Meanwhile• Work on Scripting• Review photos• Scout scenes• Talk to potential talent