Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Orient the audience, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Given that understanding the visual world…is such a complex thing to master,…we need to talk about how we keep the audience informed…about what's happening in the world we're creating.…The world filmmakers create is fake.…These people on screen are not married,…but we want the audience to believe they are.…This is not where they live.…We'll be shooting shots and scenes in an order different…from the order in which they'll be presented onscreen.…We don't want the audience to think about any of this stuff.…
However, the audience is smart.…They know this is a movie.…The audience wants to pretend along with us…that these things are real.…Scholars call this the willing suspension of disbelief.…However, we don't want to push this too far.…There's a point beyond which the artifice…calls attention to itself.…And the audience stops cooperating with us.…We have to keep this in mind…that the audience must be continually oriented,…updated, given cues,…to help them stay in the fantasy of the film.…
Sometimes this takes the form of exposition.…
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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