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Thursday, 29 December 2016

Production : Camera Shot & Movement & Angle

Common Shot Types

Camera Shot : size of the subject in the frame (How much of the person/subject we will see). 

For this topic, I think it better for me to just share common shot types that people always used in video.  Instead of explaining in details, pictures above show a thousand words. Research said people studied better with visual kan.. 

Apart from that, here is a Youtube Video that help us to understand more about camera shot. This video is really helpful in order to help us understand the basic concept concept of camera shots. Credit to the owner.

Different camere shots can bring different meaning and message to convey to viewer. Here is a link of blog that listed the advantages and disadvantages of using each camera shot in our video production.

Advantages & Disadvantages (Camera Shots)

Camera Movement

Camera movement : Help to make the video that we produced does not look static and boring.

7 Basic Camera Movements
Zoom : Use zoom creatively. Don't misused it. Zoom in or out from an unexpected, yet important, object or person in your shot. Use a quick zoom to add energy to a fast-paced piece.

Pan : when we move our camera horizontally; either left to right or right to left, while its base is fixated on a certain point. We are not moving the position of the camera itself, just the direction it faces. These are great for establishing a sense of location within your story.

Tilt: when we move the camera vertically, up to down or down to up, while its base is fixated to a certain point. Again, like panning, this move typically involves the use of a tripod where the camera is stationary but we move the angle it points to. These shots are popular when introducing a character from top to below of the character body.

Dolly : We move the entire camera forwards and backwards, typically on some sort of track or motorized vehicle. This type of movement can create beautiful, flowing effects when done correctly. If we want to attempt a dolly, make sure our track is stable and will allow for fluid movement. 
Tips : Can use some sort of trolley too! We tried this in our project. Hahaha!

Using trolley >.<

Truck : Trucking is the same as dollying, only we are moving the camera from left to right instead of in and out. It is best to do this using a fluid motion track that will eliminate any jerking or friction.

Pedestal : A pedestal is when you move the camera vertically up or down while it is fixated in one location. This term came from the use of studio cameras when the operators would have to adjust the pedestal the camera sat on to compensate for the height of the subject. A pedestal move is easy to do when the camera is fixated to an adjustable tripod.

Rack Focus : We adjust the lens to start an image blurry and then slowly make it crisper, or vice versa. It is an extremely effective way for us to change our audience’s focus from one subject to another.

Example of Rack Focus in our project

Camera Angle

Camera angle affect how we perceived it.

A strong weapon in the cinematographer’s arsenal is the ability to position the camera in relation to the subject or scenery.
Sometimes different angles will be chosen to emphasize different elements in the screen.

Example of High Camera Angle in our project

Low Camera Angle

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