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Using the Camera. The camera features dictate how it is used Different cameras have different features Exposure White balancing Focus. Composition. Terminology and Effects. Shots Focus Angles Movement. Long Shot. Shot showing the entire body .

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The camera features dictate how it is used

    • Different cameras have different features
      • Exposure
      • White balancing
      • Focus
terminology and effects
Terminology and Effects
  • Shots
  • Focus
  • Angles
  • Movement
long shot
Long Shot
  • Shot showing the entire body.
  • Establishes the scene (like skyline)
  • Show separation or distance between characters
close up or close shot
Close-up or Close Shot
  • The object or subject takes up 80% of the screen space.
  • Appears very large.
  • Also, “what is not in the picture”is important too.
medium shot
Medium Shot
  • Between a long and close-up.
  • Lacks much cinematic effect.
  • Most TV shows are filmed at this distance.
  • Can show more context and setting.
focus
Focus
  • Different types of focus
    • Auto Focus
    • Manual Focus
    • Rack Focus
soft focus
Soft Focus
  • Creates a soft texture.
  • Slightly out of focus
  • Romantic movies or close-ups.
rack focus
Rack Focus
  • Certain objects in the shot are in focus.
  • Uses focus to draw viewer’s attention to particular details in your film.
deep focus
Deep Focus
  • Both objects in the foreground and the background are in focus.
  • Creates greater sense of reality.
  • Provides a lot of information in the scene.
angles
Angles
  • Where the camera will be placed in relation to the subject.
  • Low, high, eye-level, and Dutch angle.
low angle
Low Angle
  • Creates the effect of making the subject more significant, dominating, powerful, and in control.
  • Important for creating stronger characters in your movies.
high angle
High Angle
  • Opposite effect of low angle
  • Camera is above the subject of the shot.
  • Subjects appear much weaker, smaller, and powerless.
eye level angle
Eye Level Angle
  • The usual approach in filmmaking.
  • The camera is at the same level as the subject of the shot.
  • “Neutral shot”
dutch angle
Dutch Angle
  • “All is Not Well” angle.
  • Camera is tilted slightly; image appears sideways within the frame.
  • Creates tension, evil or a dangerous situation.
camera movement
Camera Movement
  • Pan
  • Tilt
  • Zoom
  • Tracking or Dolly Shots
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Pan
  • The camera moves across the horizontal axis.
  • Usually used to introduce setting.
  • Used from the point of view of characters as they take in their surroundings.

Sample Panning

tilting
Tilting
  • Communicates distance, strength and size.
  • Camera is tilted along the vertical axis.
  • Looking up a mountain.

Sample Tilting

zooming
Zooming
  • The camera moves in closer on a detail in a scene.
  • Directs the audience’s attention to a detail that is extremely important to the story

Sample Zoom-In

tracking or dolly shots
Tracking or Dolly shots
  • Whenever the camera actually moves, it is called a tracking or dolly shot.
  • Most cinematic effect because we follow the action instead of watch what passes by us.
  • “Use a chair with wheels.”

Sample Tracking Shot