Lecture 8 - Interplay of Screen Forces

Lecture 8 - Interplay of Screen Forces - Chapter 8...

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Unformatted text preview: Chapter 8 Composition of pictorial elements is key to a great video. Hard to achieve when objects continually move You must think in terms of structuring a dynamic visual field of on screen space. Think about elements that move, continuity in all your shots; think about SEQUENCE Structural permanence vs. structural change Six major types: Main directions Magnetism of the frame Asymmetry of the frame Figure and ground Psychological closure Vectors Structuring the 2-D field means making these forces work for you to show events with clarity and impact. The field can be stabilized by balancing the forces of graphic mass and magnetism of the frame. Graphic objects carry graphic weight, determined by dimension of the object (how much screen space it takes up), its basic shape, its orientation, its location within the screen, and its color. See graphics from page 129 Screen center This is the most stable position for any object. The surrounding areas and magnetic forces are evenly distributed. Off - center As soon as you move an object out of the center of the frame, its graphic weight and the magnetism of the frame come into play. The shot or picture may begin to look unbalanced. Screen Center Off-Center with Counterweighting Counterweighting There are several ways to correct imbalance: Center your object through camera or object movement. Counterweight the object with another object or a graphic element with similar graphic weight. Darjeeling limited 2:20-3:40 Noseroom (index) and leadroom (motion) ( Pg. 134) Once a shot of a person is properly composed, if he/she turns camera left and assumes a 4/3 profile, you should...
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