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This schematic shows the axis between two characters and the 180° arc on which cameras may be positioned (green). When cutting from the green arc to the red arc, the characters switch places on the screen.
Camera angles and movements combine to create a sequence of images, just as words, word order and punctuation combine to make the meaning of a sentence. You need a straightforward set of key terms to describe them. Describing Shots
“Know your Bolex from your Barney with our glossary of film industry terms.” A – B – C – D – E – F – G – H – I – J – L – M – N – O – P – R – S – U – W – Z A A and B ROLLS - The negative of an edited film, cut to picture, but built into 2 rolls, A and B, to allow for invisible splices, instant changes of the timing lights, fades and dissolves. A roll will have all the odd numbered shots, with black leader in place of any missing shots contained on the B roll.
Ever wonder what all those strange credits are when they roll by at the end of a film?
I magine a young child, eye level with a floor full of miniature toys, concentrating intently on building a make-believe world. To the child, the toys are not miniature figures made of plastic or wood. They are real characters with real adventures. The child frames the action, crafting scenes that unfold in a world of imagination.
Film Directing and Film Making Tips for the Independent Filmmaker » Blog Archive » The 7-Step Film Directing FormulaI’ve been working professionally in the film and TV business for 37 years. During that time, I’ve had the opportunity to work on industrial films, educational films, documentaries, commercials, music videos, episodic TV shows, TV movies, Indie films and Hollywood features. I’ve worked with dozens of good, mediocre and bad directors - as well as hundred’s of good, mediocre and bad actors.
5 Tips for Improving Supporting Graphics Greg Olson - March 25th, 2013 If the average video producer made a list of the key elements for a great project, the list would probably start with capturing great images, and hopefully include getting good audio, having great content, and maybe even getting good performances from talent.