Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Using camera movement to enhance your story, part of Video for Photographers 01: Filmmaking Essentials.
- Unlike photography, video is a medium defined by movement,…the movement happening within the frame,…but also of the frame itself.…A series of well-lit perfectly composed beautiful looking…images that remain static for too long…look like a slideshow and not like a story in motion.…We can absolutely tell a story without any movement,…but movement allows us to infuse drama to our story,…direct the viewers attention, highlight key details,…and make the sequence in between different shots easier.…
Hand-held camera work is especially popular in…low budget films and indie productions for several reasons.…It can absolutely speed up your production schedule.…It requires less gear, less time to set up,…and less crew.…But unintentional or excessive camera shake…can be perceived as unprofessional.…Now when done correctly,…intentional camera shake can infuse drama…and more kinetic energy to a scene.…Think like a journalist chasing the action…or a reality TV show or a war movie,…you are part of the action.…
You are within the trenches because of camera movement.…
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