Proj_5_Angles_Stageline_Framing

Angles
Vertical
-Looking Upward or Downward
-Implies Height/Power Relationship
Horizontal
-From Profile to Straight-on
-From Objective to Subjective
Tilt (youtube video example)
-Uneasiness/Tension
-Known as the Dutch Angle

Stageline (youtube video example)
-Line of ‘communication’ or ‘interest’ between characters
-it can move if characters move
-Keep cameras consistent to avoid confusion and keep ‘flow’

Screen Direction
-Keep character’s movement consistent
-Keep camera’s movement consistent
-Create a Stage Map to keep everything correct

Framing Basics
From Wide to Close
Extreme Wide Shot (Master Shot, Establishing Shot)
Wide Shot
Full Shot
Medium Shot
Close Up
Extreme Close Up

From Close to Wide
Extreme Close Up
Close Up
Medium Shot
Full Shot
Wide Shot
Extreme Wide Shot (Master Shot, Establishing Shot)

 

Film Blogs with more info on shots (and tons more):
http://eternalsunshineofthelogicalmind.blogspot.com/

http://filmyear.typepad.com/blog/

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