Cinematic Storytelling Session 3-5 TUTORiAL
FANTASTiC | 27 February 2021 | 2.53 GB
This course is an introduction to the methods of cinematic storytelling, with an emphasis on visual grammar and techniques, taught by CCA Instructor and seasoned veteran of Lucasfilm and Pixar, Craig Good. Students will learn story structure, and how to develop written or spoken ideas into a clear dramatic narrative arc, and how to edit and juxtapose images to create a clear and emotionally engaging result for live action film and animation. They will also learn how collaboration and the ability to show work in progress, giving and getting notes from peers, makes everybody’s work better.
Session 3: Perspective-Based Composition (March 17, 2021)
Composition is more than where things are in screen space, but where the camera is in world space Camera myths Depth cues Rule of Thirds Always ask: Why is the camera here, now, running, and pointed this direction?
Session 4: Staging For Clarity, Lighting For Effect (March 24, 2021)
Stage line (180º rule): Establishing and moving the line Hitchcock rule Camera grammar: Camera angles and shot types. The uses of camera motion. Move the camera because you should, not because you can. Make it understandable even with no words. Light, shadow, specularity, falloff
Session 5: Editing: When Movies Get Made (March 31, 2021)
Eye hookups (affinity of motion). Cutting for emotion. Make movies for yourself, not an audience. The rule of rules: Break any rule as long as you understand it. Review and conclusion
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