UMass Amherst COMM 231 - Motion used in Motion Pictures (3 pages)

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Motion used in Motion Pictures


Different types of motion used in the film industry.

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University of Massachusetts Amherst
Comm 231 - Film and Television Production Concepts

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COMM 231 1st Edition Lecture 4 Outline of Last Lecture I Different types of lighting used in the film and TV industries Outline of Current Lecture II Regulation of Gene Transcription Motion in Motion Pictures A Effects Qualities of Movement B Choreography of cinema C Camera movement devices Current Lecture Important from last lecture High key low contrast Color balance 3200 K outside blue hue Movie Example The Straight Story directed by David Lynch movie about a man who makes a journey across the state on his lawn mower Lot of motion Road movie is a genre camera moves with these types of movies Why We Move the Camera Effects Qualities of Movement 1 Kinetic feeling motion creates a visceral feeling the sense of actually being there can be chaotic and can cause queasiness The Matrix 2 2 Directional motion can call attention to something panning up over to something in the corner if camera leaves the main action it must be to something important 3 Symbolic meaning not every time we move the camera is for a profound reason but sometimes it can have symbolism Choreography of Cinema Camera where is it what is it going These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor s lecture GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes not as a substitute Actors where are they in relation to the set camera each other if closer to camera have more dominance or importance Objects what are they where are they what are they doing in relation to the camera Lighting set ups can play a role moving lights turning on and off Wider shots allow for more expressive movements Close shots are for more exaggerated movements Camera Movement Devices Tripod 3 legs can pan side to side horizontal or tilt up and down vertical keeps the shot in one perspective or position does not change the axis Body handheld Steadicam we move with the human the action is smooth Wheels on tripod dolly straight in straight out trucking have camera on dolly moving left and right tracking combo of

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