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June 19, 2012

Match Cuts / Jump Cuts / Cutaways

Here's a famous match cut from Lawrence of Arabia
http://youtu.be/Ypul7nPcMII

and one from 2001: A Space Odyssey
http://youtu.be/iP4riIK0fa0

June 6, 2012

Cinematography and Light


Links:

Examples of shots, angles and lighting:
http://www.d.umn.edu/~jrock2/shots.html

Beautiful Stills
http://filmgrab.wordpress.com/dops-a-z/

http://121clicks.com/articlesreviews/25-movies-every-photographer-cinematographer-must-watch

http://www.andsoitbeginsfilms.com/2012/05/my-11-favorite-cinematographers.html

Vocabulary Camera Angles:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camera_angle

Not Quite Stills?
http://iwdrm.tumblr.com/

October 28, 2010

Low-Budget Dolly Shots

http://filmmakeriq.com/2010/10/super-easy-diy-camera-motion/

http://filmmakeriq.com/2009/09/make-your-own-cheap-camera-dolly/

January 21, 2010

Camera Shots

SIX BASIC SHOTS (yes, there are more)

1) Extreme Long Shot
Taken at a great distance. Almost always an exterior shot and shows much of the locale. Used a lot in Establishing shots

2) Long Shot
The distance between the audience and the stage in the live theatre

3) Full Shot
Barely including the whole body

4) Medium Shot
Knees to waste up. Useful for exposition scenes, carrying movement and for dialogue

5) Close Up
Concentrates on a relatively small object. HUMAN FACE

6) Extreme Close-Up
Might just show eyes or mouth

Grammar of TV + Film
http://www.aber.ac.uk/media/Documents/short/gramtv.html

Types of Cinematic Shots
http://knol.google.com/k/types-of-cinematic-shots#

Shot Types
http://www.mediacollege.com/video/shots/

Shot Types
http://simuli.blogspot.com/2009/04/shot-types.html

Instructional Video about shot types
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZwbsYgZ7d-8

Filmmaking Techniques > Educational
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1japIhKU9I


Hitchcock Stills
http://theletter.co.uk/index/3405/hitchcock_stills/full

Also helpful to view:
This compilation, using clips from The Fellowship of the Ring, introduces the terminology and devices of film.
http://youtu.be/oFUKRTFhoiA