Many of the resources you will need for this unit can be found and accessed on here. This is the second time I have used a blog in this way and it worked really well last year so lets try and make it just as successful as last time. Make a list of the physical transformations Terry undergoes throughout the film.
Film techniques is the term used to describe the ways that meaning is created in film. Camera Shots A camera shot is the amount of space that is seen in one shot or frame. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of a film's setting, characters and themes.
As a result, camera shots are very important in shaping meaning in a film. Reviewing the examples on the right hand side of this page should make the different camera shots clearer.
An extreme long shot animation on right contains a large amount of landscape. It is often used at the beginning of a scene or a film to establish general location setting.
This is also known as an establishing shot. A long shot animation on right contains landscape but gives the viewer a more specific idea of setting. A long shot may show the viewers the building where the action will take place. A full shot animation on right contains a complete view of the characters.
From this shot, viewers can take in the costumes of characters and may also help to demonstrate the relationships between characters. For more information on costumes and acting refer to Chapter 4. A mid shot animation on right contains the characters or a character from the waist up.
From this shot, viewers can see the characters' faces more clearly as well as their interaction with other characters. This is also known as a social shot A close-up animation on right contains just one character's face.
This enables viewers to understand the actor's emotions and also allows them to feel empathy for the character. This is also known as a personal shot. An extreme close-up animation on right contains one part of a character's face or other object.
This technique is quite common in horror films, particularly the example above. This type of shot creates an intense mood and provides interaction between the audience and the viewer. When analysing a film you should always think about the different camera shots and why they are being used.
The next time that you are at the cinema or watching television see what camera shots are being used. These camera shots are used in all forms of visual texts including postcards, posters and print advertisements.
Camera angles It is important that you do not confuse camera angles and camera shots. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of setting, themes and characters. Camera angles are used to position the viewer so that they can understand the relationships between the characters.
These are very important for shaping meaning in film as well as in other visual texts.
The following examples will help you to understand the differences between the different camera angles A bird's eye angle animation on right is an angle that looks directly down upon a scene.
This angle is often used as an establishing angle, along with an extreme long shot, to establish setting. A character shot with a high angle will look vulnerable or small. These angles are often used to demonstrate to the audience a perspective of a particular character.
The example above demonstrates to us the perspective or point of view of a vampire. As a viewer we can understand that the vampire feels powerful. This is the most commonly used angle in most films as it allows the viewers to feel comfortable with the characters.
A low angle animation on right is a camera angle that looks up at a character. This is the opposite of a high angle and makes a character look more powerful.Charles Maland.
Douglas Bruce Professor Biography. Chuck Maland teaches courses in film studies, American cultural studies and American literature. His central area of interest is in American narratives—film and literature—and their relationship to American culture. “On the Waterfront (): Film and the Dilemmas of American.
On the Waterfront, released in , is a classic film that brings cinematic elements and actors’ performances to life. Studying this film helps one understand the acting tools implemented and the effect that it would have on the audience’s perception of the film.
Loans & Access. The Department of Film offers several options for access to the various collections. You can make a research appointment to visit the Film Study Center at the Museum, you can rent films through the Circulating Film and Video Library, and you can borrow films from the collection through the Film Loan Program.
ON THE WATERFRONT by Budd Schulberg FADE IN EXT—ESTABLISHING SHOT—WATERFRONT—NIGHT Shooting toward a small building (Hoboken Yacht Club) set upon a . National Philharmonic On the Waterfront Film with Live Orchestra.
Linda DeLibero is Senior Lecturer and Special Advocate for Alumni and Outreach in the Film and Media Studies program at Johns Hopkins University, where she teaches film history and aesthetics.
She has written widely on film, media, and popular culture for numerous. Harry Bridges Center for Labor Studies University of Washington. Labor’s Great War on the Seattle Waterfront Part 1 - Longshoremen and the Waterfront Before [News Coverage] Longshoremen loading oyster shells Tacoma In the early twentieth century, loading and unloading ships was an arduous, labor-intensive process.