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Lecture 4

FILM 1000 Lecture Notes - Lecture 4: Medium Shot, Long Shot, Fill Light


Department
Film Studies
Course Code
FILM 1000
Professor
Jose Sanchez
Lecture
4

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Lecture 4: Cinematography:
[October 6]!
~ Realism vs. Formalism:
-> terms are general + informative!
-> realism: film attempts to reproduce reality with minimum of distortion;
objectivity!
-> formalism: film deliberately emphasizes awareness over its manipulation
of image calling attention upon itself: subjectivity !
!
~ Shots: !
-> extreme long shot !
-> long shot
-> long shot/ full shot !
-> medium shot!
-> close-up!
-> extreme close-up !
!
~ Angles:!
-> bird’s eye!
-> high angle!
-> eye level!
-> low angle!
-> oblique !
!
~ Lighting: !
—> 3-point lighting: 3 directions of light!
-> key light: brightest source of light (frequently at 45 degrees up + face on
to character)!
-> backlighting: from behind the subjects to define figures !
-> fill light: used to soften deep shadows !
-> high key/ low key: brighter/ dimmer light to create chiaroscuro!
!
~ Colour: !
-> hand colouring!
-> colour symbolism !
-> colourization !
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