Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Setting up a theme, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- Beyond just setting up your sequence…temporally and spatially.…Establishing shots can be used effectively…to set the mood of a scene.…A series of quick establishing shots…can be an extremely effective way…to set up the theme of a story or situation.…And guide the viewer into a more elaborated sequence.…For example, these short snapshots…at a bazaar in Istanbul help introduce…the bustling nature of the city to the audience.…
Although many of these shots are closeups…as opposed to wide establishing shots,…they still function to set up the scene.…Viewers of visual media are quite observant…and expect details to have some importance.…Whether they are in the foreground or background.…In effect, every frame should pose a question…that is consequentially answered…by all frames in the sequence.…So as a result of that, we don't want to pose…unintentional questions…that we don't have answers for.…
Here we see a girl sitting in front of a Buddha.…Although it provides an interesting…compositional element.…It also carries a slew of symbolic undertones.…
- 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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