Go through examples and demonstrations of a full shot in comics, as well as learn how and why they are used.
- [Instructor] Now that we know where we are,…we can get right into what's actually…happening in the scene.…What are our characters doing?…Sometimes it's as simple as a conversation,…or sometimes it's gearing up for battle,…but whatever the situation the camera…is literally coming in a little bit closer…on our characters so we can see their…full bodies in frame most of the time.…Sometimes it won't be both of our characters in full frame.…As you can see here we're closer on one than the other,…and that goes back to the interesting composition…that we established with our rule of thirds,…but you can see on the man here on the right,…we have his full body in focus,…and we can see that he's doing something,…and these panels are really about…getting closer in and analyzing…what it is that they're doing.…
Sometimes they're also about revealing…what has been done in the panels prior.…You can see in these top panels what…he was actually doing was constructing this motorcycle.…She turns around, and then she sees him…standing there in the full shot to say here.…
Before you can start drawing your comic, you need to know the basics of shot composition and camera angles, and why they're crucial to successfully telling your story on the page. Ben talks about the rule of thirds, wide shots, full shots, medium shots, close-ups, and more. He also demonstrates the importance of following the action in the same direction throughout any given scene. Storyboarding may not always be associated with comics, but the same rules apply. Knowing and understanding these concepts can strengthen your work.
- Storyboarding for film vs. comics
- Understanding aspect ratio
- What is the rule of thirds?
- The types of camera shots within illustrated comic panels
- Zooming and panning in a still image
- The movements of the camera in comics within a scene
- Character placement
- Moving characters through a scene