Exercise 2: Capturing the Light

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Exercise 2: Capturing the Light
Using only easily available light sources or natural light to illuminate your subject, create a simple narrative using a variety of visual strategies to capture and exploit the light. What low-budget light sources can you test? Light through window at various times of day, simple table lamps, candle light, flash lights, car headlights, fire light... See what your camera is capable of capturing. Make sure you have at least one person and one object in your scene.

Suggested location: a place you want to shoot at later this semester. Try to use a variety of shot types, as in previous exercise. You must use a tripod for at least half of your shots. At least half of your shots should keep the camera still. Work on focus, and be deliberate about what is in focus in each shot. Don't use any zooming motion. When using motion, limit use of hand held camerawork. If you have a fluid head tripod, use it for smooth pans!

Edit to 15-30 seconds / optional simple sound. Sound must be copyright free or cleared.

Exercise #2 Capturing the Light ....
Should be posted to Vimeo and the link posted here by
SUNDAY FEB 16

Please show rough clips / in process next week.

We will view this film :

Visions of Light: The Art of Cinematography
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visions_of_Light

Here are some examples of student experiments with capturing various kinds of lighting on video:

Sam Hagen
http://vimeo.com/60525948

Kate Bendel
http://vimeo.com/60529016

Sarah Heil
http://vimeo.com/59930599

Bethany Bourgoin
http://vimeo.com/60479165

Ryan Holmquist
http://vimeo.com/60584267

Marissa Murdy
http://vimeo.com/60516560

Brittany Hecker
http://vimeo.com/60043179

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