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
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
C. PROJECT 1 | STYLING
See New York Times, Fashion Week videos, Bill Cunningham