<ul><li>What are the key decisions you have to make when using a camera, BEFORE pressing record? </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may suggest vulnerability. It can also be useful to indicate distances betw...
<ul><li>Camera Angle </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may suggest vulnerability. It can also be useful to indicate distances betw...
<ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may indicate power or status.   It can also be useful to indicate distances...
<ul><li>Eye level  angle shot: </li></ul>
<ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may indicate power or status. It can also be useful to indicate distances b...
<ul><li>Oblique or  Canted angle  shot </li></ul>
<ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>camera movement </li></ul><ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>camera movement </li></ul><ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>camera movement </li></ul><ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><...
<ul><li>Refers to camera distance (close-up; long shot or establishing shot to establish sense of space) </li></ul><ul><li...
<ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>
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An introduction to camerawork

  1. 1.
  2. 2. <ul><li>What are the key decisions you have to make when using a camera, BEFORE pressing record? </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may suggest vulnerability. It can also be useful to indicate distances between subjects/objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low angle may indicate power or status. May be useful to show a distorted perspective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye level angle may encourage identification. Useful in encouraging the spectator to feel involved in the action. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oblique or canted(when camera is tilted to one side) could indicate imbalance, either literally or metaphorically/ psychologically. It may also have a disorientating effect </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Camera Angle </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may suggest vulnerability. It can also be useful to indicate distances between subjects/objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low angle may indicate power or status. May be useful to show a distorted perspective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye level angle may encourage identification. Useful in encouraging the spectator to feel involved in the action. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oblique or canted(when camera is tilted to one side) could indicate imbalance, either literally or metaphorically/ psychologically. It may also have a disorientating effect </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6.
  7. 7. <ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may indicate power or status. It can also be useful to indicate distances between subjects/objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low angle may suggest vulnerability. May be useful to show a distorted perspective. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye level angle may encourage identification. Useful in encouraging the spectator to feel involved in the action. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oblique or canted(when camera is tilted to one side) could indicate imbalance, either literally or metaphorically/ psychologically. It may also have a disorientating effect </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Eye level angle shot: </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><ul><li>High angle looking down at subject may indicate power or status. It can also be useful to indicate distances between subjects/objects </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low angle may suggest vulnerability </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Eye level angle may encourage identification. Useful in encouraging the spectator to feel involved in the action. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Oblique or canted (when camera is tilted to one side) could indicate that events are of off balance, it may also have a disorientating effect ) </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Oblique or Canted angle shot </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Steadicam </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Crane </li></ul></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>steadicam </li></ul></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>camera movement </li></ul><ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>steadicam </li></ul></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>camera movement </li></ul><ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>steadicam </li></ul></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>camera movement </li></ul><ul><li>Useful terms: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>pan; tilt; whip pan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>hand-held </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>track </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>dolly </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>steadicam </li></ul></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Refers to camera distance (close-up; long shot or establishing shot to establish sense of space) </li></ul><ul><li>Again, here you will need to suggest why the close-up has been used – is it to create a sense of intimacy? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it draw the audience’s attention towards a key prop? </li></ul><ul><li>Does it encourage character identification? etc </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Any Questions? </li></ul>

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