Advanced Cinematography

The creative intention for the week ‘To develop my cinematography skills and practice advanced techniques which can be used for expressive meaning in film.’ Composition in Storytelling Session 1 – Filming with Canon DSLR cameras Menu & Settings Setting the White Balance Grid display rule of thirds / composition Auto and Manual Focus Recording Mode… Read more Advanced Cinematography

Montage Filming and Editing

Inquiry. What’s a montage and what meaning does it communicate? Examples This is the opening sequence of Memento (2000) Nolan which creates a sense of the event and climaxes in a sudden narrative disruption. Yarchen Gar (2018) Filippo Chiesa, is a short film, which is an extended montage of place. Here’s Rocky (1976) Avildsen, which compresses… Read more Montage Filming and Editing

Advanced Cinematography

INQUIRY The Rules of Composition in Cinematography are described and exemplified in this video: Class Presentation on Composition in Film Use this link to edit Mr G Miss H Reflective journal Embed this slideshow in your reflective journal as a new post called Advanced Cinematography. Select 3 frames from one or more of the cinematographers… Read more Advanced Cinematography

Lighting and Colour

Inquiry Lighting Three Point Lighting in a Studio. Roger Deakins on Light Colour as Metaphor Portfolio Page Inquiry Describe the setup and function of the three point lighting system. High-key lighting Low-key lighting Expressive colour Describe some of the techniques that gaffers and best boys use to ‘paint with light’: Flags Gobos Diffusers Reflectors Coloured… Read more Lighting and Colour

Editing & Meaning

Editing, the connectives in Film Language Think of cut as connectives in a sentence…. …so, and, then, but, however, meanwhile… How then does does editing create meaning if it’s just simple links in the film? Well first of all, the cut constructs meaning in the minds of the audience. Introducing……The Kuleshov Effect Inquiry Understand the… Read more Editing & Meaning

Cinematography 101

How can a film camera make meaning? Visual Glossary of Basic Camera Techniques The Best Shots of All Time Part 1. A great commentary on some amazing shots and the meaning that they create. Task – Complete for Independent Study Using Google slides, create a slide for each different framing technique described this video and… Read more Cinematography 101