Duel Between Father And Son

This scene is an extreme long shot of Luke Skywalker confronting Darth Vader. This is a pivotal scene in the movie. When Luke was on Dagobah, he received a vision of his decapitated head inside of Darth Vader’s Helmet. This vision indicated what Luke could become if he joined the dark side of the force. It’s also a revelation that he is connected to Vader. The shot indicates a passage…

October 9, 2019
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Time after Time: ways film can manipulate our sense of time

As in comic books, time in shows, movies, or animations may seem straightforward but is almost always manipulated. Because of this manipulation, movies that are roughly the same length could take place over a year (like in The Devil Wears Prada), span decades (such as The Age of Adaline), or occur in a single day (such as Labyrinth). Some ways that I can think of to show the passing of…

September 16, 2019
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American Horror Story: Framing Assignment

  For my framing assignment, my ‘whodunnit’ is more of a ‘whatdunnit’. I tried to capture a scene of a young person suddenly faced with the supernatural, and their attempts at dealing with it. I tried to use a variety of shots and cuts such as an opening medium long shot, some medium close ups, regular close ups, some extreme close ups and a downwards angled shot. Due to the…

September 3, 2019
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Blog Post 2 – Mr Robot Scene

          Medium Close-Up (MCU)           Medium Close-Up (MCU)           Medium Long Shot (MLS)           Medium Close-Up (MCU)           Medium Long Shot (MLS)           Medium (M)           Medium Close-Up (MCU)           Medium Close-Up (MCU)          …

September 2, 2019
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Framing

January 27, 2014

Framing (camera position) Variety of camera positions and angles keeps the eyes busy and interested, evokes the space and psychology of characters. Maintaining a single angle or distance reinforces a point of view. types of camera positions: ELS – extreme long shot (landscape) LS – long shot (full body) MLS – medium long shot (from knees up) M – medium (from waist up) MCU – medium close-up (from chest/shoulders up) CU – close-up (face) ECU –…

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