Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video The basics of storytelling, part of Learning Cinematography: 1 Narrative Fundamentals.
- I'm going to suggest some questions…that you should be able to answer…by the time your pre-production process…is done.…You might say these questions should be…asked before this process even begins.…However you do it the bottom line is…everyone working on the film needs to…know exactly what film is being made.…If a large group of people are going to…collaborate effectively they all have…to have the same basic understanding…of the task at hand.…It's critical to be explicit about…this understanding.…We're talking about art after all.…
There's lots of room for creative interpretation.…There's also room for confusion and misunderstanding.…I once spoke to two different members of…one creative team who were deep…in the pre-production process.…One team member thought that the film…that they were making was a drama.…The other thought it was a comedy.…Of course a film can have a mixture…of tones.…This as it turns out was a basic misunderstanding…brought about by too much concentration…on the mechanics of pre-production…without enough groundwork being laid…
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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