Objective: Movement of and in front of the camera transforms film into a time-based medium. Each student should thus demonstrate repeatable competence in eight basic camera moves.
Assessment: Your grade will be averaged with other project scores.
Each student will submit video footage demonstrating the following:
|1||tilt which follows primary movement|
|2||pan which follows primary movement|
|3||a shot which showcases x-axis mount movement|
|4||a shot which showcases y-axis mount movement|
|5||a shot which showcases z-axis mount movement|
|6||a shot which combines primary movement in the z-axis with secondary mount movement, also in the z-axis|
|7||a shot which combines movement of the camera on its mount with movement of the mount itself|
|8||a focus pull|
No less than a 15:1 shooting ratio is expected, demonstrating multiple performances of talent & camera operators, exposure settings, and focal lengths. Though haphazard, hand-held camera movement may be a stylistic possibility in other situations, the most successful camera operators for this project will execute shots smoothly.
Transfer all raw footage to your desktop folder. Please do not make post-production adjustments of any sort. Edit a well-organized, broadcast-legal sequence of 8 shots into an Adobe Premiere project titled Movement_YourLastName. Export and upload the entire project timeline (from bars and tone at the beginning to 30 seconds of silent black at the end) to Vimeo.
For narrative purposes, the eight shots may be presented in any order, but (for ease of grading) each shot must be identified by a number superimposed in the lower right-hand corner of the screen, like so: