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Video Basics

Video basics, camera angles

brian miller

on 3 February 2014

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Video Basics
Read This
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Part Two
Shot Technique: Length
Do this Worksheet
Yet another extreme close up
establishing shot:
Allows the audience to see a large area. Called an establishing shot when used to establish location.
Medium shots
A shot wide enough to see the subject (or the talent) in the surrounding space, providing some context. Shot from the waist up
This medium shot is a thee shot
Over the shoulder shot
Shot from over the shoulder, used to show actor speech and reactions from new angle
Shows details such as facial expression. Use sparingly for moments that are more reveling.
Extreme close-up?
So close it may take the audience a moment to figure it out; provides striking visual detail Use sparingly for moments that are more reveling
See some different camera lengths in action
The Rule of Thirds for Film
Seven Deadly Sins
High Angle
Kill Bill
The Good the Bad and the George
Introdcution to Video Production Quiz
1 What are your names?
2 What three things do you need to “create anything from a five 3 minute movie to a feature-length film?
4 If I take my movie and change its format so that I can put it on my website, what step in the movie making process am I in?
5 If I talk with my partners in class about what our movie should be about, what step in the movie making process am I in?
6 If I draw a storyboard, what step in the movie making process am I in?
7 If I film scenes for the movie, what step in the movie making process am I in?
8 If I cut out parts of the movie that I don’t like, what step in the movie making process am I in?
Day 4 Editing techniques (Cuts)
Day 1
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Sudden change of shot from one viewpoint or location to another.

On television cuts occur on average about every 7 or 8 seconds.
Cutting may:
change the scene;
compress time;
vary the point of view; or
build up an image or idea.
Matched cut.
In a 'matched cut' a familiar relationship between the shots may make the change seem smooth:
continuity of direction;
completed action;
a similar centre of attention in the frame;
a one-step change of shot size (e.g. long to medium);
a change of angle (conventionally at least 30 degrees).

Day 5 StoryBoarding
Monsters Inc
Disc 2 Bonus Material
Fellowship of th Ring
The appendices Part 1
From book to vision
Visualizing the story
Storyboards and Pre-Vis
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