Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video The Five C's of Cinematography, part of Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials.
- There are many great books on filmmaking.…Some of them are interviews with famous people,…actors, directors, producers, editors,…some of them are about techniques,…some of them are about editing software,…and some of them are about gear.…I personally like one called…"The Five C's of Cinematography" by Joseph Mascelli.…It's an old book, printed in the fifties or sixties,…and The Five C's of Cinematography cover…pretty much all the technical aspects…that we need to know about.…
The 5 Cs are Camera angles, Continuity,…Cutting, Close-ups, and Composition.…Let's go over them.…Camera Angles.…We can never forget that the camera is the viewer's eyes.…So wherever we place the camera…is where the viewer will be viewing the action.…There is a wonderful story to illustrate camera angles.…I'm sure you all have seen "The Godfather"…by Francis Ford Coppola.…
Well, there is a scene where Marlon Brando…of "The Godfather" is being shot.…The director wanted the camera to be way up…on like a fifth or sixth floor.…His director of photography, Gordon Willis,…
In this course, Emmy-winning filmmaker Eduardo Angel helps bridge the gap between photography and film—between still pictures and moving images—by showing what it takes to transition to video. The course covers the most essential video production techniques, from framing and lighting for continuous shots to directing the viewer's attention and incorporating camera movement and sound—Eduardo even provides a brief overview of his post-production workflow. By following along with Eduardo and his team, you'll understand why these concepts are so important and start applying them to your video and hybrid projects right away.
Look for the follow-up course, Video for Photographers 02: Filmmaking On Location, where Eduardo shows how these lessons apply to a real-world shoot. Coming soon to the lynda.com library!
- Understanding the 5 Cs of cinematography
- Choosing the right camera
- Framing for continuous shots
- Lighting techniques
- Using camera movement to enhance your story
- Leading the senses with sound
- Working with different microphones
- Editing and post-production considerations