Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.

Video Production: Achieving Good Composition


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Video Production: Achieving Good Composition

  1. 1. Achieving Good Composition
  2. 2. What are some things thatmake up Good Composition? Demonstrate by searching Flickr Obeying the “rule of thirds” Single Point of Focus / Selective Focus Avoiding Tonal Mergers, DimensionalMergers, and Border Mergers Proper Amount of Nose Room Shot Composition in a Minute:
  3. 3. Composition Evaluation The Beach: Formal Composition: The Beginning ofThe Royal Tenenbaums Stanley Kubrick: One-Point Perspective 5 Dollar Cover Seattle: The Beast What concepts from good compositiondo you see examples of in this video?
  4. 4. Photography vs. Video What are the differences in the ways that weshould approach shooting video vs. shooting aphotograph? In many ways we should treat them the same interms of a center of focus Video is a dynamic composition Choose a center of interest for a shot and hold on it– this is especially important when you are shootinghandheld footage Nathaniel & Angie
  5. 5. Composing Your Shot Drew Keller on Composing Shots
  6. 6. Movie Clips / YouTubeSearch Search YouTube / MovieClips for a shotthat you think has some kind ofinteresting composition Share the shot with the person next toyou and discuss the elements that makeit have good composition
  7. 7. Balance and Depth in Comp Shallow Depth vs. Deep Focus Shallow Depth of Field Controlled by a Variety of Factors Allows us to draw attention to a detail Beginning part of Citizen Kane Innovative use of Deep Focus made possible byfaster lenses Use of characters and objects to balancecomposition
  8. 8. Demonstration of Elements of astatic composition We are now going to demonstrate the different things thatwe should strive for in achieving good composition Shot demonstration – We want to demonstrate thefollowing: Focal Length Distance between camera and subject Center of Interest “Rule” of Thirds Nose Room and Head Room Avoiding Mergers High and Low angles Balance
  9. 9. Camera Shots From Millerson and Owen “VideoProduction Handbook” ELS (Extreme Long Shot) – showssignificant space above and/or below thesubject LS or WS (Long Shot or Wide Shot) –features the entire person in the frame MS (Medium Shot) – cuts the body justbelow or above the waist CU (Close-up) – Just above the head tothe upper chest ECU (Extreme Close Up) – Detail shot forpart of the body
  10. 10. Dynamic Composition Often times you will want to make your scene moredynamic and therefore you will move the camera around Demonstration of dynamic movements Pan Tilt Zoom Track Dolly Holding beginnings and ending Rack Focus Leading the subject
  11. 11. Handheld Techniques Occasionally, you may choose to usehandheld techniques to bring realismand movement to your project. You want to make sure that you have a goodstabilization system before you shoot thevideo Try to put your body into position so that youcan steadily hold the camera
  12. 12. Handheld Examples Beginning of Children of Men Movi
  13. 13. Capturing B-Roll The purpose of B-Roll What B-Roll you Grab Videomaker: Capturing B-Roll
  14. 14. Demonstration of Basic Editing How to do basic edits in Adobe Premiere
  15. 15. Exercise Composition Scavenger Hunt Shoot, Edit, and Turn in today. Projects will be screened at thebeginning of class next week