Working with Cinematic Techniques: Part 1

Working with Cinematic Techniques: Part 1

WORKING WITH CINEMATIC TECHNIQUES: You need: Binder Have your vocab flash cards out on your desk. Purpose Identify cinematic techniques and explain the effects in visual

texts. Cinematic Techniques This handout is precious and must be kept safely in your binder behind HANDOUTS throughout this unit. You may take notes on this sheet

as we walk through the definition and effects of each technique. Cinematic Techniques The methods a director uses to communicate meaning and to evoke particular emotional responses in viewers Shots and Framing Shot:

a single piece of film uninterrupted by cuts Uninterrupted ot from Goodfellas. (first 30-60 seconds is plenty)

sh ESTABLISHING SHOT - Often a long shot or a series of shots that sets the scene; it used to establish setting and to show transitions between locations From the TV Show Seinfeld LONG SHOT

a shot from some distance. If filming a person, the full body is shown. It may show the isolation or vulnerability of the character MEDIUM SHOT (MS) The most common shot. The camera seems to be a medium distance from the object being filmed. A medium shot shows the person from the waist up. The effect is to ground the story. Close Up (CU) : the image

takes up at least 80% of the frame Extreme Close Up: The image being shot is a part of a whole, such as an eye or hand. Two Shot: -A scene between two people shot exclusively from an angle that includes both characters

more or less equally. -It is used in love scenes where Two Shot in Twilight interaction between the two characters is

important. Camera Angles Eye Level: A shot taken from a normal height; that is, the characters eye level.

90-95% of the shots seen are eye level, because it is the most natural angle. High Angle: - the camera is above the subject. -This usually has the effect of making the subject

look smaller than normal, giving him or her the appearance of being weak, powerless, and trapped. Low Angle: -the camera films subject from below. -This usually has

the effect of making the subject look larger than normal, and therefore Inconceivable!! strong, powerful, and threatening.

Camera Movements Now, read from your handout Pan Tilt Zoom Dolly/Tracking Boom/Crane Very Quick video on Camera Angles and Movements

Dolly/Tracking High Key: Flooded with light. Creates a bright and openlooking scene. Low Key: flooded with shadows and darkness. Creates suspense or suspicion. Well, the Prince and Count always insist on everyone being healthy before they're

broken. Lighting Bottom or Side Lighting: appear dangerous or evil Front or Back Lighting: appearance of innocence, goodness, halo effect. More Lighting

Better example of Bottom or Side Lighting direct lighting from below or the side, which often makes the subject appear dangerous or evil From the movie The Blair Witch Project example of Back Lighting From the movie The Princess and the Frog Another

example of backlighting Death cannot stop true love. All it can do is delay it for a while. Editing Techniques: Read from your handout Cut Fade [time has passed or end of scene] Dissolve [creates a connection between images] Wipe

Flashback Shot-Reverse-Shot [conversation or reaction] Cross Cutting [can create tension or suspense] Eye-Line Match [reveal a characters thoughts] Sound Diegetic Non-Diegetic [designed for audience

reaction only; e.g. ominous music to foreshadow an event] Identify the diegetic and nondiegetic sounds in this film clip. Identify! Each 1. 2. 3. 4.

5. 6. student will be assigned a number/category shots/framing camera angles camera movements lighting editing music/sound Quickly

review your category. Watch the Pixar Short film and identify as many of your Cinematic Technique as you can find. Write your answers on your own paper. What effect did your technique create? Another Pixar short film (time permitting)

Recently Viewed Presentations

  • Small School; Big Changes: Growing Your Higher Ed Assistive ...

    Small School; Big Changes: Growing Your Higher Ed Assistive ...

    Definitions. App: a piece of software used to do a particular task; for example, an app from the App store for your iPhone. Browser Extension: a piece of software that lets your web browser do more than it could without...
  • Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

    Introduction to Fluid Mechanics

    Reaction turbines: Low-head, high-flowrate devices. * Impulse Turbines 1/6 The easiest type of impulse turbines design is the Pelton wheel. Lester Pelton (1829~1908), an American mining engineer during the California gold-mining days, is responsible for many of still-used features of...
  • Station 1 - Test Key

    Station 1 - Test Key

    Station 1 - Plant Cells. Label each cell part/organelle. Which organelles are found only in plant cells? ... Station 8 - Quizizz. Login Google Classroom and complete the quizizzquestions to review for the test. Use your REAL name when you...
  • LWW PPT Slide Template Master

    LWW PPT Slide Template Master

    The causes of stuttering are not completely understood, but scientists believe these are important factors: Genetic and congenital influences Developmental influences Environmental influences Repeated negative emotional experiences with stuttering lead to negative feelings and attitudes Factors Contributing to Stuttering Definitions...


    Dashboard compare. The way of reporting allows users to show information using charts. Benchmark Data. Multiple Buildings. Custom reports. ... It claims to have Amosite Asbestos but NAD at the same time? Got the data but it's not being communicated!
  • The Appeals -

    The Appeals -

    Emotional Appeals are the most effective appeals because they touch our heart. To establish emotional appeals, use *concrete diction to connect with specifics *description to create vivid images *anecdotes to share experiences *emphasis to connect with audience *humor to create...
  • Lesson 8.2 Parametric Modeling - Georgetown High School

    Lesson 8.2 Parametric Modeling - Georgetown High School

    Unit # - Lesson #.# - Lesson Name. Parametric Constraints. Are used to control the size and location of geometry. May take the form of simple numeric values such as . ... Lesson 8.2 Parametric Modeling Subject: IED - Lesson...
  • Travel Cost - Climate Change Adaptation

    Travel Cost - Climate Change Adaptation

    Travel Cost Bangkok 2013 Concept People have a demand function to travel to sites The consumer surplus under the demand function is the value of the site The consumer surplus per trip is the average value of each trip Distance...