Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Assemble your crew, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Collaboration is basic to filmmaking.…This is one of its strengths.…Making a painting is a personal thing,…so is writing a novel or a piece of music,…or making a sculpture.…These things can be accomplished in groups,…but that's not inherent in the basic nature…of any of these other art forms.…Filmmaking is the coming together of many art forms.…Every film incorporates at least writing,…photography, architecture, and acting.…
No one person has all the skills required…to perform all these things…at the highest level and simultaneously.…As a result, a film represents the coming together…of many artists and technicians.…The efforts of all these skilled people…must be coordinated in order for the film to succeed.…There must be a unified vision guiding…the efforts of all these artists.…The director provides that unifying vision.…The goal in making a movie…is that everyone is making the same movie.…
In addition, each artist must provide their own perspective…on the director's vision of that movie,…within the limits and strengths of his or her own art form.…
Follow along and learn the fundamentals required to shoot a story with a camera. Learn how to plan your production, assemble a crew, choose the right camera and lenses, and make creative choices that best fit the themes, characters, and story of your film. Bill covers the elements of composition, exposure, optics, lighting, and camera movement. Part 2 (coming in November 2016) will show you how to put all these ideas together on set, and deliver the footage to an editor and director for assembly into a complete, coherent, and compelling story.
- Motion picture history
- Preproduction planning
- Working with a crew and actors
- Understanding the story
- Composition in film
- Working with different types of cameras
- Recording, compression, and storage
- Choosing a lens and focal length
- Finding the correct exposure
- Lighting a scene
- Lighting and grip equipment
- Camera movement
Skill Level Beginner
Video Foundations: Cameras and Shootingwith Anthony Q. Artis2h 58m Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Appropriate for all
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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