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Nigerian Reforms Essay

2212 words - 9 pages

CAMERA BLOCKING
FOR

EMOTIONAL

BY:

TO N I W E I S S

Director, Screenwriter, Storyboard Artist

I M PAC T

O U R TO P I C TO D AY :

H O W TO T E L L S TO R I E S W I T H A C A M E R A

H O W TO T E L L S TO R I E S W I T H A C A M E R A

WO R K S H O P OV E R V I E W

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STORY FLOW & LOGIC: what are shots for ?

SHOT FLOW & RYTHM: how are shots put in sequence ?

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CAMERA MOVEMENT & EMOTION: moves are feelings

BLOCKING, ANGLES & FRAMING: aesthetics tell stories

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WO R K S H O P OV E R V I E W

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D iffe re n t s h ot s ize s tel l d iffer ent thi ngs:
EC U: Ex t r e m e Cl o s e Up - Details as Foresh adowing, Question or Par s Pro Toto
CU: C lo s e U p - Is o l ates for emotional cl ar ity
OT S: O ve r T he Sho u lder - create a feeli ng o f co nn ect io n
M S : M ed i u m Sho t - Blocking and Bod y Language tell the stor y
W S: W i de S ho t - us e it to esta bl ish a scene or to isolate a char acter

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S HOT F LOW & RYTHM

Le ts s ee t h is i n ac ti on:

S H OT F L OW

H O W TO T E L L S TO R I E S W I T H A C A M E R A

S H OT F L OW

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S H OT F L OW

„THE MIST“ storyboards © 2007 by Pete Von Sholly / MGM

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WO R K S H O P OV E R V I E W

H O W TO T E L L S TO R I E S W I T H A C A M E R A

C A M E R A M OV E M E N T

C A M E R A MOVEMENT & EMOTIONS: moves a re feeling s.

By m ov i n g t he camer a, you can create strong emotional messages.
U sed p r o pe r ly, yo u c an even v isuali ze your char acter‘s inner life .
Bo ok s u s e wo rds . Fi lms & Animation must use pictures, sound & musi c .

Th is is q ui t e p ower ful & imp or tant.

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C A M E R A M OV E M E N T

ES TAB LIS H ING SHOT S

(1 ) cr a n e d ow n - s in k into the scene/mood & di scover what‘s i mpor tant.
(2) b o o m u p - r e ve al the scene/additional in fo & put your char acter i n context.

G am e D e si g n e r s s o metimes use too many wi d e sh ot s i n t hei r c ut -sc enes.
Don ‘t.
U s e a n es tablishing shot no more th an o nc e i n a sc ene .
R et u r n t o i t o n ly if there is an e motio na l rea son t o go w id e .

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C A M E R A M OV E M E N T

REV EA LS

( 1 ) Zi el i n s k i move & other clever combinati ons of pan, tilt & dolly
(2 ) C i r cl e M ove s & pa ns - to add a sur pr isi ng new element to the shot

S o m e t i mes using a reveal is more elegant stor ytelling than
t o s i mply cut to the infor mation you want to reveal.

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C A M E R A M OV E M E N T

MOVI N G I N - D OL LY M OVES
Whe n the c amer a moves closer to a char acter,
i t cr eat es a power ful feel i ng of change:

(1 ) W i t h a zo om , t he a u die n c e ‘ s per ce ptio n o f th e c ha r ac ter c ha ng es.
S pa g et t i - Wes te r ns / Q uenti n Tar antino‘s epics employ zoom shots.

(2 ) W i t...

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