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Introduction to camera work

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Introduction to camera work

  1. 1. Start today and homework  Presentations!  Pick 6 uses of camerawork (shots or movement) from the first 1 minute of a film of your choice.  You will explain why you believe these to be effective (linking to audience, character development etc).
  2. 2. Learning Objective: •To identify different types of camera work. •To justify WHY techniques are used and the creators intended response. Introduction to Film Language: Camerawork
  3. 3. The next 12 slides...  You need to draw an example of the camera work AND write the type.  You need to think about: - When you would see this being used. - Why it is being used- what effect would it create?
  4. 4. Camera Shots Extreme Close-up (XCU) May frame only a part of a human face (an eye or the mouth), or perhaps a hand or foot. May also frame a close-up of a non-human (e.g. a door handle or candle)
  5. 5. Camera Shots Close-up (CU) This camera shot, sometimes called a “head shot“,frames an object about the size of a human head usually not including shoulders.
  6. 6. Camera Shots Medium Close-up (MCU) This camera shot indicates a space equivalent to a person's head and their shoulders
  7. 7. Camera Shots Medium Shot (MS) This shot includes space which would frame a person's head and torso. This shot can also encompass two people standing next (sometimes known as a 2 shot) to each other filmed from the waist up.
  8. 8. Camera Shots Medium Long Shot (MLS) A Medium Long Shot can frame one or two people standing up, that is, their entire body.
  9. 9. Camera Shots Wide Shot (WS) A Wide Shot will be able to take in an entire room or large group of people.
  10. 10. Camera Shots Extreme Wide Shot (XWS) An extremely wide shot might encompass a picture of an entire house or, in fact, anything large.
  11. 11. Camera Shots Point-of-View Shot (POV) A shot taken from a characters POV. You see what they see.
  12. 12. Camera Movement Pan This is when the camera stays static but pivots to show more. This could be a character walking into shot and then out again.
  13. 13. Camera Movement Canted angle This is when the camera is literally at an angle.
  14. 14. Camera Movement High Angle This is when the camera is tilted down onto a character or object.
  15. 15. Camera Movement Low Angle This is when the camera is tilted upwards to a character or object.
  16. 16. Filming scenarios 1. A mother cradling her newborn baby and the father who is on the way to meet them. 2. A couple getting married on their wedding day with those they love around them. 3. A driver about to race in Formula One and the woman he loves sitting in the audience. 4. A family sitting down for dinner and having a conversation. 5. A gunfight between a Sheriff and an Outlaw.
  17. 17. Start today and homework  Presentations!  Pick 6 uses of camerawork (shots or movement) from the first 1 minute of a film of your choice.  You will explain why you believe these to be effective (linking to audience, character development etc).

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