Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video Warped perspective, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- Most of the time when are shooting a sequence,…we strive to retain the correct proportions…and shapes of the objects and subjects.…In general, we don't want our skyscrapers…arching precariously across the sky.…Or our subjects to have stretched features…on the periphery of the frame.…But sometimes, intentionally warping…the perspective of a shot can work…to enhance a particular element…in the context of the piece.…Let's take a look at some examples.…
By using a wide-angled Fisheye lens,…we can skew the sense of scale.…And infuse an everyday object…with a warped significance.…In this scene, we see a man trying…to get his friend to take a bite of a strawberry.…She's allergic and uneasy.…By dramatically distorting the size of the strawberry…we're able to identify the source…of her anxiety and fear in the same way…that we might choose to distort the face…of someone who is genuinely scary.…
- 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 Appropriate for all
Foundations of Video: Interviewswith Anthony Q. Artis1h 55m Appropriate for all
Up and Running with DSLR Filmmakingwith Chad Perkins1h 10m Appropriate for all
Video Production Techniques: Location Lightingwith Anthony Q. Artis59m 39s Appropriate for all
Camera Movement for Video Productionswith Eduardo Angel46m 52s Appropriate for all
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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