Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Location and time, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- An important thing to remember…is that not every location needs to be established.…Your story may include scenes that only…include minor actions and the location…itself does not contextualize the…narrative context or develop your character.…In these cases, showing an image simply…to establish the location would be unnecessary.…It might even interrupt the flow of the story.…Let's take a look at a quick example.…
(gurgling)…(splashing)…In this clip, the action is quite clear.…We're seeing a montage of a man's morning routine.…Unless we plan on surprising the viewer…with an unexpected context,…we don't need to show a wide shot of the room…or the facade of the house to…inform the viewer where we are.…But in many cases, the location can truly…function as an additional character in our films.…It is often just as important as…the protagonist and should be treated…as such when thinking about composition.…
The rule of thirds can be very helpful…as a starting point when framing…landscapes or buildings, for example.…This simple rule can make a big difference…
- 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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