‘The Works of the Motion Picture Cameraman’ by Freddie Young & Paul Petzold, published by Focal Press, ISBN: 0 240 50766 5. I found this book in a Charity bookshop. This book was published in 1972 and although some of the book is out of date regarding modern film-making methods there is still a lot … More ‘The Works of the Motion Picture Cameraman’
I began editing my short-film for assignment 5 straight-away as I shot the scenes and worked on them constantly improving them as I progressed through the project adding fresh ideas and making small improvements as my experience grew. Compound Clips One of the first techniques that I utilised that I had learned from my Final-Cut-Pro, … More Editing assignment 5
In this exercise I chose the movie ‘The Stranger’ to illustrate how the careful thought and use of mise-en-scene has been used to good effect. I found this film in a charity-shop, it was directed and starred Orson Welles with Edward G Robinson and Loretta Young. Made in just after the war this film-noir style … More Viewing – Mise-en-scene
In this exercise I have looked at movies that have used camera angles to convey a sense of atmosphere or for / alter the meaning of a scene. Viewpoint – In the movie ‘The Conversation’ Directed, written and produced by Francis Ford-Coppola, the film begins with a wide-angle shot taken from a high vantage-point looking … More Camera Angles for Atmosphere and meaning
In this exercise I have looked for a good examples where camera angles have been used to create atmosphere in movies. I naturally turn to whom I consider to be the king Alfred Hitchcock. His movie Vertigo must be one of his best examples where Hitchcock has had to use POV as a very important … More Camera angles and atmosphere.