Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Directing the viewer's attention, part of Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials.
- We can guide the viewers attention…through camera movement or lens selection,…the music and even the phase of editing.…All those elements can and are used to…influence how our viewer sees and…understands our story.…But lighting is the key ingredient.…The fundamental role of lighting…is to establish a time of day,…a sense of time, a place,…and to enhance the mood of the story.…
Through light we can bring the viewers…attention and enhance subjects or objects…that are within the frame and that will…enhance our story or obscure them…when they are detracting from it.…A personal piece of advice;…it's much easier to control one light at a time.…Start small, start with one, start adding as you go…and as needed and keep it simple.…
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