NotesWeek5Composition

NotesWeek5Composition - A)

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A) Composition-  taking 2 dimensional space and make it 3 dimensional (more real hence  more involved) a. Framing- boundaries of a motion picture (no matter what art form you work in you  work within boundaries) 1. Art works within boundaries, so you can’t show everything 2. The artist has to select what to show and what not to show 3. After selection, you choose what to select, their order 4. Mark of an artist- making connections through your selection and  order ii. Aspect Ratios- 1.33:1 (4:3, Classical-held sway until the 50’s) (1.33 units  of width for every 1 unit of height), 1.85:1 (5.5:3, Widescreen), 2.35:1  (7.05:3, Panavision/Cinemascope) iii. Aesthetic considerations 1. Gives a focus to the picture 2. Visual      structure 3. Framing separates from the surroundings and puts the picture  together, creating emphasis  4. Director puts main character in the center of the frame generally 5. Decentralizing the main character creates tension 6. Putting the characters on the top of the frame makes the audience  feel weighted down; on the bottom of the frame makes the  audience feel powerful; putting people/subjects on the edge feels  like you’re going to fall off, some kind of uncertainty  7. The right side of the screen is stronger because that’s how we  read 8. Oblique framing makes you feel off-balanced 
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9. Splintered frame in terms of visual design or performance is easy  (different lighting (dark, light)). This makes the meaning divided or 
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