Evaluation question 7: Looking back at your preliminary task what do you feel you have learnt in the progression

from it to full product? From the preliminary task I have gained some experience on different types of shots you have to use while completing the preliminary. The main thing I learnt was the 180 degree rule, the match on action shots and shot reverse shot. These were the three main important shots that had to be used in the preliminary in order for it to be completed. The preliminary helped me to learn several different shots such as close up, medium shot, shot reverse shot, extreme close up, establishing shot etc. 180-degree rule: When we were filming our preliminary task we had to make sure that we did not break the 180-degree rule otherwise our preliminary task will not count and we would have to do it over and over again which will waste a lot of time and it will make the project much longer. The 180 -degree rule is when you keep the camera on one side of the action for e.g. if the camera is on the left side, it has to stay on the left side (shown in the image below) unless the camera shows that it has changed sides.

Match on action shot: We had to use a match on action shot at some point in our final movie because it makes the movie a lot better because it saves time because it carries on the action even after camera cuts out to a different shot.

Shot reverse shot: We used a shot reverse shot in our preliminary task, A shot reverse shot can be used when two people are having a conversation, A shot reverse shot shows what the character is looking at, normally a POV shot or an over the shoulder shot is used to show this type of concept.

These three shots that were used in the preliminary task were a key entity that I learnt and it enabled me to learn how to use these shots because we used these shots in the preliminary task. In order for the preliminary task to be successful we had to use these shots within the video and all shots had to stay within the frames and we had to make sure we kept it within the frame while shooting. Close ups: In both the preliminary and the final production we used close ups because we thought that this was a very essential shot to have within the preliminary and final product. By using a close up it shows the characters body and facial expression and an extreme close up shows you a very close view of the person so that the audience can see he actors facial expression.

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