3: Composition and Staging
Do You Know Great Composition When You See It?
Student’s Film Seq Previs, shotlist, and schedule.
The rule of thirds and more
Every shot must have a purpose other then to look "cool"
Every image is about telling the story
communicate your ideas through your shots
don't be flat! add depth and get dynamic
Understanding the effects of camera lens distortion on characters.
Continue work on 3D PREVIS. Explore lensing, and cinematography throughout preproduction. There should be something in place for EVERY shot.
Complete the 6 shot Composition assignment you began in class, save as a PDF.
Students will break into 3 member teams and study a short film. Teams will present a shot by shot breakdown of the short film (This project is due in two weeks).
Design Frames and Color Keys for class short film.