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Unit 4 Psycho Essay.complete

Unit 4 Psycho Essay.complete

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Published by: Amrit Singh Chohan on Mar 02, 2012
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Unit 4: Story TellingEssay PsychoBy Amrit Chohan02/03/12
IntroductionMain BodyConclusionList of illustrationsBibliography
p3IntroductionThe focus of this essay assignment is on psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock and released in 1960.It firstly starts with the book Digital Cinematography. This focuses on camera angle and cameramovement. This book is by Leeuw. The second focus is on film editing this is by Crittenden. The nextsource is upon film editing techniques. This is by Reisz. Lastly is about Wenk a film reviewer. Whotalks about the shower scene of psycho. This leads onto camera angle.Main bodyCamera angle depends on the placement and the setting of the direction. Leeuw an, author and afreelance animator states Camera angle refers to where the camera is placed In relation to theaction of the scene. (Leeuw, 1997:p74) Camera angle is all about the placement of the camera andthe position as it is crucial. Within the action of the scene it depends where the stage of theenvironment is set. So a camera can be set in a position where it is focused on a particular scene.Where it could be a close-up where the camera is moved closer to the direction of the scene.Fig 1 Psycho-2This is a film still from psycho directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It starts when Lila is told by her boss tobank 40,000 dollars to the bank. She doesnt then runs away. At of the city Lila is in heavy rain thensees a hotel. As Lila is tired and stays the night there. In the image it shows a camera angle where itsnot aimed at Lila but at the mysterious person behind her. So its positioned at the background of the scene. This is to show what the new main focus of the story is. The change of the perspective haschanged.

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