Reading a Movie
This week we were required to watch 3 films on how to read a movie. At first i literally thought they would be like films on how to read a movie, but they were actually films showcasing different aspects of video and cinematography. I watched Kubrick // One-Point Perspective, which showed one point perspective, which is basically having something center frame with a minimalist background. This is best used for dramatizing a scene and getting the audience to really focus on whatever it is you are taping. The Shining // Zooms focused on, you guessed it, zooms. It showcased all the zooms used in a particular horror film. There are different types of zooms but the ones used in the horror film are to provide suspense and dramatic effect. Top 20 Cinematic Techniques was a you tube video highlight the top 20 cinematic techniques used in film making.. It was interesting watching all of these, especially the last one. considering that i work in video and camera operating, i have a lot of experience with these kind of techniques. I do most of these when doing a normal film session for a standard video but i never think about what i am really doing. It’s actually funny because since i have been doing video at Mary Wash i have actually been paying attention to the little things like that in movies, on TV, and in sports broadcast. I’m excited to watch these films and break down what happens beyond just the movie.