Monday, July 25, 2011

Basic of Shot I (shot composition)

The Basics "Shot"

Hello beraudiovisual's friends. When we watch a film or show on television, we are actually watching a series of shots within a scene, and a series of scenes in a sequence, and so on until we see it as a whole shows or movies.

What Is Shot?

The simple definition is like this:
When we press record button until we press the same button again, then it is a one shot.
Although only a second or even up to one hour from beginning to end, whether moving or not.

A good shot is a shot that is able to deliver the message.

The series of shots is able to provide stories that can be understood by the audience. unfortunately not all messages can be conveyed with good and trouble is this is because of "mistakes" of the creator of the message.
because the shot should not only technical matters, mechanical, and aesthetic. Delivering the message will also deals with philosophy and philosophy of the shot.

Shot Size

shot size is the size of the subject in a frame.
type of shot is composed of:

ECU: Extreme close-ups (detail shot)

VCU: Very close-up (facial shots) from the top of head to chin.

BCU: Big close up (CU tight, full head) face fills the screen

CU: Close-up. From head to shoulders

MCU: Medium close-up

Knee, 3 / 4 shot: knee

MLS: Medium long shot

ELS: Extra Long Shot (extreme LS, XLS)

each size of shot has a different meaning when it is implemented in a shooting.
Long shot
In general, the use of this shot will be done if:
- To follow a wide area or when a scene "walk faster".
-to indicate where the scene was (indicate where).
-to show progress.
-to show how the position of the subject has a relationship with others.

Medum shot
This type of shot as the most commonly encountered in film and television. This type of shot is the most secure, because there is no special emphasis as well as long shots and close shots. all the scenes can be displayed with a neutral in this shot.

Close shot
Television is a medium close-up. Initially the premise is there as it pertains to technical terms.
- First. event with television media should be shown in close up because of the size of a small television when compared to the movie screen.
- Second. different from the movies, television shows watched by just a glance, and would be more suitable for displaying images with a close shot (solid)

need to understand precisely the meanings that ditampilkjan when the shots were made in close-up.
close-up effect is usually, would seem more dominate, suppress. no aesthetic sense, there is also a psychological meaning.


Grysh Co said...

Thank you for this tutorial :)

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