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Intro to Cinema notes Feb. 14

Intro to Cinema notes Feb. 14 - Intro to Cinema Film...

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2/14/11 Intro to Cinema Film Acting -What does the actor contribute? -The human presence in the machine Acting in Film vs. Theatre -Lack of rehearsal -Budgetary factors create shortage of time -Director attitudes -Shooting Out of Continuity -Economies of time and cost determine shooting order of scenes -Shooting close-ups and coverage (coverage= getting in and out of cars/walking down stairs/transitions -Amplification of gesture and expressions -Camera and microphone magnify performance -Al Pacino (hard to keep him down) -encourage restrained style of performance -Minimalist styles -Clint Eastwood(his squint) -Lighting, Lenses and Effects Work -Hitting the mark -Performer should know how camera reads scene -Depth of field -Lens angle of view -Contrast range -- lighting falloff -Camera movement -Greenscreening -Playing to nonexistent sets and characters -Scene fully assembled during post-production compositing -Lack of a live audience -Can't calibrate performance according to audience response
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