Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Intentionally confusing sequences, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- In this movie, we will discuss how…not having a clear sequence of shots,…or failing to introduce the scene to the viewers…at the right time can be very confusing.…First, let's check the sequence.…This was an intentionally confusing sequence.…We wanted to show something fast and violent.…Now, let's break down the sequence of shots.…
We start with several closeups…that withhold key visual information…from the viewer.…By using a very shallow depth of field,…we blur the background that was irrelevant…to the story.…And obscured the guy with an ax.…By positioning the camera at a low vantage point,…we also made him look more imposing.…As you probably noticed, this particular sequence…does not contain an establishing shot.…So we don't really know where the action is taking place.…
Let's see what happens if we simply add…the missing establishing shot.…Are you still confused?…I don't think so.…We see the couple and very quickly understand…where are we, what are we doing,…using the same exact shots…from the beginning of the movie.…
- The basics of composition
- Exploring the rule of thirds
- Comparing balanced and unbalanced compositions
- Understanding the importance of using establishing shots
- Working with point of view
- Modifying the height of the camera
- Understanding the lines of a scene
- Creating depth
- Incorporating unusual or unexpected angles
- Knowing when to break the rules
- Using viewfinder apps
Skill Level Intermediate
Video Foundations: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Intermediate
Video Production: Location Lightingwith Anthony Q. Artis59m 35s Intermediate
Camera Movement for Video Productionswith Eduardo Angel46m 48s Intermediate
1. Framing a Shot: The Basics of Composition
2. Establishing a Scene
3. Perspective and Movement
4. Dynamic Composition
5. Breaking the Rules
6. Technical Considerations
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