- It's useful to give serious thought…to how what you know, differs from what the audience knows.…Standing on our sets, we know things the audience won't…unless we show them.…If the cinematographer can keep reminding himself…that his experience of the movie is not the same…as the audience's experience,…he has a much better chance of providing a satisfying…story to that audience.…Exposition is the information that the audience needs…to move forward in the story.…
One of the functions of the shots we make,…has to be to provide certain key pieces of information…the audience needs in order to understand…what's happening in the movie.…Are there things that we take for granted?…Simply because we can turn our heads and see things…that are outside the camera frame…that we aren't sharing with the audience.…The cinematographer first sees the context…in which the scene he's shooting is happenening.…He's seeing the outside of the interior he's shooting.…
His feelings about the place are affected by his knowledge…of the neighborhood, where this is happening.…
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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