MAC 143 Lecture Notes - Lecture 23: Classical Hollywood Cinema, Master Shot, Establishing Shot

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23 Nov 2018
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The Early Art of Making Movies
A. Principles of Classical Hollywood Cinema Develop (1909-1917)
1. Establishing shot (master shot)
a) Shot of entire space the scene will take place in
b) Typically a long-shot
c) Helps orient the audience
(1) Understand where the characters are
2. Shot/Reverse Shot
a) Begins with establishing shot
b) Close-ups framed so viewer understands the space they are in
c) Done to showcase dialogue
3. Eye-line Matching
a) The camera can give audience access to the scene in a way that is
more beneficial than theater
b) Helps orient audience
c) Figure out where characters are in space
II. Four Techniques of Filming
A. Mise-en-scene
1. To place on the stage
2. Production, props, set design, cast, location
3. Anything the director puts in front of camera
B. Sound
1. Diegetic
a) Elements that characters would hear
2. Non-diegetic
a) Sounds that only the audience can hear
b) Ex: background music, narration
C. Cinematography
1. Camera distance
a) How are characters framed
b) Different types of shots
2. Camera movement
a) Give different effects
D. Editing
1. How to put shots together
2. Pacing
a) How many edits
b) How quickly scenes are edited
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