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Cinematography Intro: Camera Angles & Shots

Cinematography Intro: Camera Angles & Shots

 
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Author: James Carlson
Objective:

To introduce three concepts in cinematography (for anyone interested in the kind of things that go into making a movie on the visual end):

1.) Camera Angles
2.) Types of Shots
3.) Framing your shots

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Tutorial

Ways to Frame a Shot

These include descriptions for various different ways to frame a shot. Of course you can use these in combination with other shots.

Angles

How you can use camera Angles to spice things up.

Specialty Shots

Some of the simple and complicated tricks

Over the Shoulder (with Rack Focus)

Straight Up Rack Focus

Cut Away

Cutting to Grandpa Chip's wordless reaction to What Walker says (I'm narrating because there's no sound) is the cut away.

Dolly

This is actually a video of a guy making a dolly shot with a camera on the tracks. I pretty much think it demonstrates the idea just the same.

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