Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video How do we move the camera?, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Cameras come in variety of sizes and weights…while still creating a high quality image.…So, there are a ton of options…in ways you can move the camera.…Each method has its advantages and disadvantages.…There are more ways to move the camera…then we have time to discuss in this one movie…so I'll limit our discussion to…the three most likely ways…to move the camera available to you.…One handheld, two dolly, three Steadicam.…
A handheld camera is the simplest way to move the camera.…The advantage of a handheld camera…is that it requires the least amount of…crew coordination, and sophistication.…It tends to have a subjective quality to it.…It's as if the camera's a person…so the way the camera behaves has…to match the behavior of the character…the camera is portraying.…A handheld move tends to convey tension…in the mind of the viewer.…The camera can now do anything.…This tends to imply the potential…for danger, violence, or chaos.…
The handheld camera has some disadvantages.…The height of the camera can't be set precisely.…
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 Intermediate
Foundations of Video: The Art of Editingwith Norman Hollyn3h 47m Intermediate
1. Before You Start Filming
2. Principles of Storytelling
4. Understanding the Camera
8. Camera Movement
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