[research] A2 Media Studies Preliminary Task - Olufemi Coker
Long shot - used to set the location and setting.This shot was taken in a college showing 2doors with a water fountain near the end.Background music consists of college pupilslaughing.Low angle shot slowly tilting up revealing theactor in this shot.Background music continues from first shotwith pupils laughing but more quietly.
Close up from the actors POV.Background music from pupils laughing fadesout.Medium shot - representing the actor having adistressed face. Rule of thirds shows him at theright of the framed shot.No background music.
Medium shot - of the man holding a guntucking it into his beltLow angle shot - used to make the actor looklike hes dominating the scene withoverwhelming power. The man is washing hishands.
High angle close up - possessions include an IDcard, mobile phone, smartphone and cameracase.Close up - of the actor clenching its fists.
Close up - of the head turning. Blurs quickly(from right to left). Door opening…Extreme close up - of the mans eyes.Black (Pause) BANG! BANG!
What I have learnt from this preliminary exercise is that extreme close ups areused to inherit the emotions from the actors body language.Low angle shots demonstrate a sense of power and authority to the individualand make the opposite person look vulnerable. High angle shots make objects orpeople appear small or "looking down" opposed to solely identify them as small,fragile individuals or items.
I believe these shots will become very useful when the director is selectingand choosing the different types of camera angles and shots when we film.Not only would this increase our marks but this will allow us to experimentand become familiar with how the professional directors use this to keepus excited about trailers.