190CompositionHandout

190CompositionHandout - Framing Character is centered. From...

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Framing Character is centered. From Fight Club (1999). Character is off-center. From Lawrence of Arabia (1962). Establishing Shot. From Singing in the Rain (1951). Reaction shot. From Back to the Future (1985).
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Point-of-view (POV) shot. From Troy (2004). Off-screen space Above frame: not even the frame is big enough to contain this character, whose alarming size becomes the focal point of the scene. From The Green Mile (1999). Below frame: during this “live liver transplant,” violence is kept just below the screen for comic effect. From Monty Python’s The Meaning of Life (1983). Direct address; characters break the “forth wall” and speak to the audience. From Wayne’s World (1992).
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Emphasizing the setting; characters are framed to deliberately showcase famous locations. From Roman Holiday (1953). Alternate framing Split-screen. From Pillow Talk (1959). Frame within a Frame. From The Searchers (1956). Frame within a Frame. From Minority Report (2002).
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Constructing a scene A standard camera set-up for dialog sequences between two characters. From Taxi Driver (1976). 1. Medium two-shot 2. Cut to character A 3. Cut to character B
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Staging: Lines, Planes, Depth Vertical lines often suggest strength
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