Directing Motion (03:21)
This video will cover camera moves and cinema language. Vincent Laforet discusses three similar scenes shot over time; people require richer frames as film progresses.
"The Color Purple" (07:16)
Consider the use of motion in a scene from "The Color Purple"; measure a director by whether he or she can suck you into the same scene more than once. Laforet breaks down camera movement and placement in the scene.
Motivated Motion (02:56)
If people are not connecting with what you are shooting, it may be a lack of movement. Laforet highlights movements during a long take in "Band of Brothers."
Cinema Language (09:17)
Laforet explains several terms including locked off, pan, slide, tilt, and boom; he provides cinematic examples.
Cinema Language: II (11:03)
Laforet explains several terms including zoom, pull, push, and tilt up; he provides cinematic examples.
Language and Camera Movement (08:48)
Laforet explains the term dolly and provides cinematic examples that include panning; he cites the use of anticipation. Ask yourself, how do I build and release?
Cinema Language Examples (06:18)
See examples of boom down, crane move, pull, creep, and roll. Laforet discusses rich frames, confusing the audience with motion, forced perspective, and efficient filmmaking.
2D and 3D Moves (05:55)
Movements off of a fixed point include pan, tilt, roll, zoom, push, pull, slide, and boom. Watch a scene from "Empire of the Sun" that applies all the principles. A scene from "The Road to Perdition" applies a series of moves.
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