Join Bill Dill for an in-depth discussion in this video The visual pattern recognition system, part of Cinematography 01: Narrative Fundamentals.
- Let's talk about the way the audience sees the images…that the cinematographer puts on the screen.…This is important because the cinematographer…has to speak the same language as the audience…in order to communicate with the audience effectively.…There are patterns of human experience…that we all have in common.…These perceptions come out of our daily lives…and they're part of what's called…our visual pattern recognition system.…Visual experiences that we begin accumulating…from the time we were born are the…basic building blocks of composition.…
The cinematographer needs to use composition…to communicate ideas to the audience.…Movies operate on the audiences' most basic perceptions…of the world around us.…When this baby comes into the world,…he has none of these basic rules in his brain.…Compare that to this baby horse.…Moments after it's born,…it can navigate the world on its own!…A human baby doesn't know the most…basic rules of perception.…Up versus down, left versus right,…he doesn't know where you end…or where he, himself, begins physically.…
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
Foundations of Video: 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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