Chapter 8: The Persuasive Camera
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Chapter 8: The Persuasive Camera Vocab Arc shot: A camera shot that moves around the subject in a circle. Deep focus: A very depth of field. Depth of field: The distance between the nearest and farthest objects in focus. Dolly shot: Moving the whole camera and mount toward or away from your subject. This shot does not require the use an actual dolly. Dutch: Tilting the camera is called a “Dutch” or a “Canted” shot. This movement increases the dynamics of the shot. Pan Shot: The pivoting of a camera to the left or right. Tilt: Moving the camera up or down. Truck: The truck, trucking, or tracking shot is when the camera and mount move sideways (left or right). High-angle shot: Provide a view from above the subject Low-angle shot: Provide a view from below the subject. Eye-level shot: Provide an image that is roughly at eye level of the talent (in a studio show) or the average viewing audience. Whenever a camera is pointed at action you have to make a series of important decisions: 1. Which is the best angle? 2. Which features of the scene need to be emphasized? 3. Does the audience need to focus on a specific the action? 4. Is there a certain message you’re trying to convey? Different Types of Shots Extreme Long Shot (ELS or XLS): This shot enables you to establish the location and create an overall atmospheric impression. It can be used to show widespread action or various activities going on at the same time. Long Shot (LS): This is often used at the start of productions. It shows where the action is happening and helps establish the location. Medium Shot (MS): Typically in these kinds of shots you are close enough to a person to see his or her facial expressions but far enough away to understand the context behind them. Usually physical gestures can be captured in these types of shots Close-Up (CU): Shots that are used to provide focus or emphasis. Extreme Close-Up (ECU or XCU): An even more focused close-up shot The Depth of Field is the distance between the nearest and farthest areas of focus. Different Depths of Field Deep Focus: Allows everything from the foreground to far distances appears sharply focused. Shallow Focus: Softens the background and allows for certain subjects to get a majority of the focus. A Pan Shot is the smooth pivoting of the camera from left to right. Different Types of Pans Follow Pan: This is most common type of pan. It consists of the camera following the subject’s movements. Survey Pan: This is when the camera slowly searches the scene allowing the audience to look at choice. Interrupted Pan: This is a long smooth movement that is suddenly stopped in order to provide visible contrast. Whip Pan: This is when the camera pans so rapidly from one subject to the next that the immediate scene becomes a brief, streaking blur. Camera Heights Eye-Level: Occurs at the eye level of the viewing audience. High-Angle: Provides a view from above he subject Low-Angel: Provides a view from below, and is often used to make the subject appear more important.
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