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Camera Shots in Filmmaking: Mobile phone filmaking task

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matthew robinson

on 27 September 2016

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Transcript of Camera Shots in Filmmaking: Mobile phone filmaking task

Different Shots within Film making
Frames angles and movement
, sizes and
of the frame enhance how you tell your story.

As a director and cinematographer, knowing the basics of the camera and lenses is advantageous.

A knowledge of different definitions of framing and shot sizes is essential.
How much do we see?

How far away is it?

What are you
trying to express
with this shot?
Also referred to as long shot or
master shot
A wide shot gives actors
to move within a shot.
establishing shot
is a type of wide shot that can
establish a building
before the camera cuts to an interior shot.
Extreme Long Shot
Generally used to set the scene.
Normally shows the exterior
(outside of a building or landscape)
Wide Shot (WS)
A Medium Shot (MS)
Is a
standard shot
that usually shows the character from belly button to slightly above the character's head

Used for talking and for action detail
Close Up
Usually above the persons chest or the nape of the neck to just slightly above the top of the head
Focusing on eyes or mouth,
magnifies beyond what the human eye may normally see
Extreme Close up
Gordon Willis Interview
Camera Angles
Pay attention to the relationship between the camera and the object

The more extreme the angle the more symbolic the shot
Birds eye view shot
A view from directly overhead

Usually using a crane

Subjects look smaller and therefore insignificant
Eye level
Camera's eye is at the same eye level as the subjects
Low angle
Camera is placed low, looking up
Oblique Angle
camera is not pointed directly in front of the subject
Camera Movement
Actually moving the camera whilst filming
Short presentation on

Class Film Task!!
Please think about the different camera angles I have tried to
show you...

Now you are going become the film maker
I will show you 2 clips of iconic films

I want you to get into groups of 3 and replicate one of those clips
the film clip on your mobile phones
Matthew Charles Robinson
Mobile Phone
Film making
My Camera is a 7D Cannon
This is on a George Lucas
film set
Vito Corelone
Oldboy director Park Chan-wook shoots new
film on iPhone

Award-winning South Korean film-maker says phone 'creates strange effects' in 30-minute movie Paranmanjang
Technology improvements
have created a potential filmmaker in all of use!!

To really understand film you must also become a filmmaker
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