Join Eduardo Angel for an in-depth discussion in this video The height of the camera, part of Cinematic Composition for Video Productions.
- The height of the camera is very important…in determining how we interpret…the scene or character.…A traditional approach is to position…the camera at about the same height…as its subject or dominant element of the shot.…This is the vantage point from which…an adult would view the scene.…Alternatively, we can adjust the height…of a camera to create more interesting-looking…visual compositions.…Placing the camera at a lower or higher angle…is a great way to stress or highlight…the relation between a character…and the camera's point of view.…
- Why not? I thought you would love this?…- Because I did not appreciate it.…How could you not listen to me?…- Listen, listen, give me a chance.…- I don't get you?…- Yeah.…- I don't get you?…- So let's now go over the scene.…When we started, we saw the couple.…The woman and the guy sitting on a bench.…And everything was the same.…It was a balanced frame.…The eye lines were the same.…As the woman starts getting angrier and angrier,…we see two things happening.…By shooting up at the woman,…
- 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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