Scene Framing

Sherlock Holmes (boxing scene) This scene in Sherlock Holmes is a fighting sequence that relies on numerous close up shots and slow paced action to portray a comprehensible continuity of movement that is normally too fast and distant to pick apart by the human eye. By focusing closely on the actions of Sherlock Holmes in slow motion while periodically providing long shots to establish location and presence of other characters,…

June 26, 2018
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Whodunnit and Framing Exercise

Whodunnit Video: Though I originally intended to be “original” in with what the event would be, I still ended up going with murder. I really wish I had more appropriate lighting (bright yellow/orange lights don’t lend very well to an oppressive, sad feeling), but all in all, I think I got what I was going for. Framing Exercise – Monty Python and the Holy Grail:  Long Close up Close up…

June 26, 2018
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Sims Project #1

  Extreme Long Shot Extreme Close Up Medium Shot Close Up Long Shot Medium Shot that transitions to a medium close up. For this project I decided to take a atmospheric horror approach where as the video goes along things grow more and more wrong. When watching the video keep in mind the sound of the wind chimes as they themselves are also a clue to what happened. I used…

June 26, 2018
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Narrative Spaces – Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid

Shot 1 – A medium close-up of the main characters Butch Cassidy (Paul Newmann) and Sundance (Robert Redford) in the closing scene of the classic “Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid” This intimate shot of the two friends in their final moments paints a perfect picture of the duo’s relationship. Butch and Sundance talk about where they’ll end up after the next battle. Shot 2 – A medium longshot of…

June 26, 2018
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Wakefield Scene Framing assignment

I chose the 1984 comedy movie Ghostbusters for this assignment. It has been a longtime favorite of mine due to it’s sense of humor.    A medium pan shot  Close up Shot  First Person?  Close-Pan Shot  Distant Shot?  Medium far shot  Distant-Shot?  Wide  Angle shot  Medium close-up Shot  Wide Angle Shot  Landscape shot? Long Shot  Long-Shot? (in truth I have no Idea what these shots that include Slimer would be…

June 24, 2018
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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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