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Due:

With a partner

Shoot and edit a 5 by 5 with the following theme and shot list:

Theme:  Journey from one place to another-  your actor will go from one place to another outside.

Shot list:

Shot 1:  Locked Down Full, Medium, or Close Up ... set the mood.

Shot 2:  Pan or Tilt (one or the other… pan is horizontal move, tilt is vertical) start the actor's journey

Shot 3:  Tracking (walk the camera but try not create too much other movement, and think about how much, and what else, is in your frame.  You can try to block the shot creatively with columns or extras moving between your subject and the camera). 

ALSO>>> BE SUPER CAREFUL AND PLAN YOUR ROUTE SO THAT YOU DON’T TRIP OVER A BENCH OR ANYTHING ELSE WHEN YOU OPERATE THE CAMERA.

Shot 4:  Pan or Tilt (one or the other… pan is horizontal move, tilt is vertical) bring them in to stop

Shot 5:  Locked Down Full, Medium, or Close Up to close out the journey

This assignment is a quick jam.  Plan it, shoot it, and edit it.  Keep it simple,  keep your camera moves clean and clear. You will have 10 minutes to wrap it up on Monday.  Work with a partner, and give us a full movement.
 
*****REMEMBER TO SET YOUR IPHONE CAMERA FORMAT TO MOST COMPATIBLE TO AVOID FLICKER******  

Due:

Our next assignment will focus on motion and continuity editing.  On Friday we will talk through a series of shots and think through creative ways to capture the story of movement.  Please watch the following two videos on tracking shots.  There are so many good resources on youtube and vimeo for filmmakers!  We will talk about some good quality channels as well as some other high quality training resources you should know about.
 
Studio Binder makes some really good instructional videos.  But remember, it is a long for add for their shot comp/storyboard software.  With that said, watch the video below.  It gives a great overview on why we move the camera:
 
 
Now that you are thinking about why (and what the basic moves are) we move a camera, lets focus on the tracking shot.  Our next assignment is focused on motion as story, using the tracking shot as a backbone.
 
 
Ok.... lots to understand.... blocking is an advanced idea, but if you have time today round it out with this video on how to set your character into a scene.... this is advanced but I think you all can start to think more about it.
 
 
We will see you tomorrow.  Please watch these videos in preparation.
 
Karg

Due:

Watch the Shot Types slide show, and take 10 photos covering as many shot types as you can.  You will need to edit them to 16:9 aspect so shoot with space!

Due:

30/30 Project:
 
Take 30 photos that document 30 minutes of time.  This should not be POV.  Think cinematically. 
 
Use a variety of shot types but remember that the core of film work is Medium Shot and tighter.  Make sure you use Establishing Shots to initially establish location, and then again if you change location.  Think frame.  Show us the most important act/action/emotion in each frame.
 
It is not 1 shot / minute, but rather cover 30 minutes of time.
 
Set your camera to 16:9 if you can so that you don't have to worry about crops.  If not, crop to 16:9 or if you want to 2.35:1
 
There will be an indesign template and we will also put these into a premiere timeline.