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Transcript of Cinematic Techniques
Looks directing down onto the scene.
Gives you an over all view of the scene and is usually used to convey or introduce a setting.
Angles: High Angle
When the camera is held above the eyeline and is looking down on a scene or character.
Can be used to convey power over another character and depict them as being weaker if the camera is being pointed down at them.
Angles: Over the shoulder shot
Is also known as the third person shot because it gives the impression that there is another person present watching from behind.
Extreme long shot
Is taken from a long distance.
Usually used to communicate a scene setting
Is still from a distance away but has a clear focus on a character.
The character's surroundings are clear and add to what the director is aiming to convey.
In the film?
Pick a scene and compare it to the novel.
What was the same?
What was different?
Did this change the meaning or how you interpreted the themes and message? Explain.
Angles: Eye level Angle
Angles: Low Angle
Extreme close up
When the camera is at the same level as the character or scene.
Can give the impression that characters are equal.
Also used to make the audience feel connected to the scene or characters.
Is shot from below and is looking up at a scene or character.
Can be used to communicate many different things - mostly conveys some form of power.
Is usually from the waist up
Shows some sort of dialogue in a scene or some detail of action.
Shows very little background and focuses on a character or object.
Either to show facial expression and reaction or to convey they importance of a particular object.
Has no background detail.
Can be used for dramatic effect
Or if something is being examined.
Can sometimes be called a tracking shot - it's where the camera is places on a moving vehicle and moves alongside the action.
Is good to show a battle field scene where the audience is able to follow the scene
A movement which scans the scene horizontally.
Usually used to show a whole scene instead of using a long or extreme long shot.
Moves up and down the scene vertically.
Similar to a pan and has a similar effect.
These shots either zoom in or zoom out.
Can be used to change the positioning of the audience very quickly rather than cutting and changing to different shots all the time.
Zooming in usually focuses our attention on a subject.
Where as zooming out usually shows us a bigger picture or gives more information.
Is a French term and litterally translates into 'put in the scene'.
When people talk about mis en scene, they refer to all the cinematic aspects that make up the 'feel' or ambiance of the scene
Is used to emphasize or make the audience feel some sort of emotion.
Whether that be to dramatise the scene, make something more sad, evoke a sense of pride.
Music adds to these emotions and how an audience responds to a scene.
Adds to the mis en scene of the film.
Can be used to make a scene seem more ominous or threatening.
Or it can turn a scene into something joyful or welcome.
Different to the book?
Does this change the original effects of the novel?
Change in character traits and personalities
Change in who they killed and how