Short Film: Camera Techniques
Each of you will plan and shoot individually a one-roll (3 minute) 16 mm film. Style and subject matter will be up to you. The film's main purpose is to plan and practice basic camera operations, including: proper exposures for indoor and outdoor available light; smooth, controlled camera movements (pans, tilts and tracking shots); effective camera angle, height, and distance; proper focus; and effective compositional balance. Planning is important here since you will film each shot in a pre-determined order, editing in camera.
Treatment and script: Due 9/17
Order film stock 9/22
Schedule shooting between 9/29 and 10/3
Footage DUE for in-class screening 10/13
The assignment is worth 25 points:
Treatment: 2 pts.
Script: 3 pts.
Footage: 20 pts.
(We will go over using cameras and light meters before the shooting stage of this project begins.)