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Camera Shots in Filmmaking: Mobile phone filmaking task
Transcript of Camera Shots in Filmmaking: Mobile phone filmaking task
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
A wide shot gives actors
to move within a 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)
that usually shows the character from belly button to slightly above the character's head
Used for talking and for action detail
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
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
Camera's eye is at the same eye level as the subjects
Camera is placed low, looking up
camera is not pointed directly in front of the subject
Actually moving the camera whilst filming
Short presentation on
Class Film Task!!
Please think about the different camera angles I have tried to
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
My Camera is a 7D Cannon
This is on a George Lucas
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
have created a potential filmmaker in all of use!!
To really understand film you must also become a filmmaker