1. Exercise: Framing & Screen Dynamics

Week 01 |  Exercise 1: Framing & Screen Dynamics
This exercise is designed to provide you with a basic understanding of how to use a video camera. Framing your imagery and creating screen dynamics are critical in motion design. Students will work in small groups of 2 or more.

 Exercise 1: Framing & Screen Dynamics: Checklist exercise_screen-dynamics

Zettl Reading- SSM: Screen Space- Full Chapter

DUE: Week 02 

Camera handling

A. Check List of Camera Framing (2 versions of each movement i.e. 6 in total)

Visual Example: Framing

1. Pan: Left to right or side to side camera movement from a fixed position.

Shot A+ B: hold – pan left to right – hold & reverse -pan right to left – hold

2. Tilt: Top to Bottom / Overhead to bottom of feet / Up-and-down camera movement 

Shot C + D: hold- top to bottom-  hold & reverse  bottom- to top

3. Zoom: In-and-out camera movement (i.e. closer and more distant).

Shot E + F: hold – in – hold & reverse – out – hold

B. Check List of Screen Dynamics ( 1 of each version i.e. a total of 5)

Visual example: types of shots http://www.mediacollege.com/video/shots/

1. Extreme long (XLS): Establish, Cover- show wider surroundings and environment

2. Long Shot (LS): Full- above head and below feet

3. Medium Shot (MS): Waist up

4. Close up (CU): Head and chin still showing with some room on top and bottom

5. Extreme close up (ECU): detailed shot, often used for ‘cutaways’ or ‘B-roll’ to intercut between ‘A-roll’ or main/primary visual narrative


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