Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Change a pattern for a purpose, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Let's move on to the visual rules…of cinematography in filmmaking.…The first rule is that there are no rules.…This is important because one has to be careful about…getting distracted and losing sight of the audiences'…experience of the movie that's being made.…The cinematographer shouldn't do something because…there's some rule written somewhere that says…that they have to do this or that.…You know, it's important to avoid generic filmmaking.…It's important to be specific in the choices…you make in the movie so that what you're doing…has the desired effect on the audience.…
Filmmakers establish certain patterns,…often somebody to break them for story purposes.…It's important to say, "Pay attention to this moment,…"what just happened really matters."…Our brains send us signals to alert us…to changes in our environment.…This is a survival function.…In addition, the brain can only…pay attention to so many things at once.…The brain has a kind of attention budget.…The cinematographer wants control over how…some of that budget is spent.…
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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