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Strategies for Making The first Video clip

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In the arena of film, "time and space" could be manipulated and appearance considerably longer or shorter compared to what it would be in the real world. Directors can easily manipulate you, so as to make audience believe something is real, when it's not. Also, they are able to create a decade look like just one day. This can be the quality of the shoot.

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Here's an important tip to learn when attempting to shoot the initial short movie.

DIRECTIONAL CONTINUITY

Whenever a man walks from his house to a neighbor's house, he walks inside a straight line in reality. In a film, they can be shot from different angles.

The truth is, if you're a bystander considering a man walking from his house to the neighbor's house from left to right so you cross the road, you are going to now see him going from to left.

In the movie, a male going from his house to his neighbor's house will probably be filmed as going from left to right.

Next shot, the guy is seen going from to left, it is going to seem he is returning to his house as an alternative to continuing on to his neighbour's house. For the reason that the screen is two-dimensional therefore the viewer cannot literally "cross the street" and appear in the other side without getting disoriented.

This is where the rule of "not crossing the line" comes in.

In making movies, you have to shoot from just one side of the line, to keep up directional continuity

When shooting movies, you must make an effort to shoot from various angles,and alter them...

If you saw the video Inception, directed by Christopher Nolan (director with the Batman movies) up to have an Oscar this year, you should have noticed how this movie was shot from the 3 major different perspectives, not just angles, however the camera was always making the viewer feel he was looking from the different angle...

The Matrix is the one other fine example of this 'directional continuity', too...

When shooting movies, you need to think about, are you going to be the ideal shot from the frame. Working this out using story boards a very good idea, since you can envisage where precisely the best angle can be to shoot the actors when on location.

 

Posted Jan 21, 2016 at 4:33am

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