Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video The camera is the viewer's eyes, part of Video for Photographers: 1 Filmmaking Essentials.
- The camera is the viewer's eyes.…Such a simple concept that in the middle of a hectic shoot…we tend to forget.…As photographers, let's say we're shooting a house.…So we climb up on a ladder and we have the…widest possible lens available,…shoot that from a bird's-eye perspective.…No problem.…Or we want to get a beautiful time lapse,…we put the camera low on a small tripod or on the floor…shooting up with a little bit of foreground in front.…
No problem.…We don't question it.…We don't think about it.…Video is different because we are the camera.…The viewer is the camera,…so whose perspective is that?…Who is shooting from the floor?…Is that an ant?…Is that a bird from above?…Whose perspective is that?…This is especially critical if we were shooting…a dialogue scene.…If I'm shooting two people…and then I start changing the angle…from my right shoulder to my left shoulder,…above my head, from somewhere off camera,…it's going to be very confusing for the viewer.…
Maybe that's what you want.…Maybe that's part of the story.…
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