rtf305 - 23:01 Shot Distance Denotative(or Descriptive and...

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Unformatted text preview: 23:01 Shot Distance: Denotative (or Descriptive) and Connotative (Associate meaning implied) Long Shot • Classified as an orientation shot (descriptive level) • Connotative (meaning implied) isolation mainly, but also loneliness/sadness Medium Shot • Initially conveys information (Denotative) • Relationship information: between characters or w/environment (Connotative) Close Up • Conveys Emotions (Connotative) • But how do we see? Details (Denotative) • (Cut in- looking off camera, and the cutting to where actor looks) Camera Angles • High angle o Denotative Quality: shot from above, like an overhead shot/looking down o Connotative: takes power away from the subject • Low Angle o Giving subject power b/c camera at low level • Eye Level o Assumes neutral power b/c camera is at the same level Two Schools of Thought: “Soviet Montage” • Eisenstein- wrote how film could be made for action (activism); film has the power to insight or be revolutionary • 1920s- USSR (Soviet Cinema) •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2011 for the course RTF 305 taught by Professor Nasr during the Spring '07 term at University of Texas.

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rtf305 - 23:01 Shot Distance Denotative(or Descriptive and...

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