Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video Why do we move the camera?, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- Changing the audience's perspective…is one of the most powerful aspects…of the motion picture medium.…So we're gonna spend some time talking about…the movement of the camera.…Movement is an essential element of filmmaking.…So learning to move the camera effectively…adds an important tool to your list of ways…to tell the audience where you want their eyes to be,…what's important right now,…who's driving the scene,…how important is a particular moment?…Edison's first motion picture camera…was called the kinetograph.…
The root of that name comes from the word kinetic.…The dictionary definition of that word…is relating to or resulting from motion.…The first motion was that of people and things in the frame.…The camera, itself, started out pretty much static.…Moving the camera was kinda like…the forward pass in American football.…Originally, football was strictly a running game.…In fact, the forward pass was illegal.…
Then as a way to open the game up,…the forward pass was legalized in 1906,…and has become an important part…
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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