Film Framing Practice
The basic element of the film is the frame. When you take the time to capture exactly what you want in the frame you will be able to create effective shots in your films.
It takes some practice and consideration to capture a shot for a film.
This project will give you some experience with using cameras, setting up your shots, and capturing footage. You will also get experience with transferring your footage to your computer and editing your shots together using an editing program.
Each student will capture ten different shots, each shot will last for 5 seconds.
Capture a five second clip of of the following shots:
5 Still Camera Shots: Use a tripod to capture your still camera shots.
- Establishing Shot
- Long Shot
- Medium Shot
- Close Up
- Extreme Close Up
5 Moving Camera Shots:
- Dolly In or Dolly Out
- Tracking Shot
After you shoot each of the shots above you will then import your clips into your computer. You will use Final Cut Pro to edit your five shot together in the order listed. Place a title over each shot that explains the type of each shot.
Each shot is worth ten points. Shots that are not properly framed, do not utilize a tripod, will not earn full credit.
The editing portion of the project is worth 50 points. You need to edit each shot to 5 second each. Place a title screen over the beginning of each shot or just prior to the shot.
Submit to the Server:
Export your own project to the server. To do this from Final Cut Pro, select File->Export-> Export Quicktime Movie