Movement

• • • • • • • Pans Tilts Crane Shots Dolly Shots Zooms Hand-Held Shots Aerial Shots

Hero

Movement
• Kinetic Symbolism • Certain moves connote meaning

The Return of the King Vertigo

Movement
• Pans
– to keep the subject within frame--if a person moves from one position to another, the camera moves horizontally to keep the person in the center of the composition--these shots emphasize the unity of space and the connectedness of people and objects within that space Following & Reframing

Movement
• Tilts
– these are vertical movements of the camera around a stationary horizontal axis; they can be used to keep subjects within the frame, so they emphasize spatial and psychological interrelationships

Movement
• Crane Shots • Jibs

Movement
• Dolly Shots
– does not change the focal length of lens – The subject and the perspective change and objects pass by the frame giving the feeing of moving through space – Creates sense of movement

Movement
• Dolly Shots

Movement
• Dolly Shots

Movement
• Zooms
– Zooming in and out changes the focal length – The Viewer is brought closer without changing perspective – The entire image is magnified equally. This flattens the space and calls attention to the act of filming. Used to pick out a piece of detail in subject

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Movement
• Hand-Held Shots

The Blair Witch Project

Jaws

Movement
• Hand-Held Shots • Steadicam

Movement
• Aerial Shots

Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle

Movement
• • • • • Animation Slow Motion Fast Motion Reverse Motion Freeze Frame

Movement
• Animation
– each frame is photographed separately rather than continuously, and it usually involves the photographing of subjects that do not move by themselves
Wallace & Gromit: The Curse of the Wear Rabbit

Snow White

Movement
• Slow Motion
– this effect is created by photographing events at a faster rate than twenty-four fps, then projecting the film at a normal rate of speed

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon

Movement
• Reverse Motion
– this effect is created by photographing an action with the film running reversed

Superman

Movement
• Freeze Frame
– this effect suspends all movement on screen; a single image is selected and reprinted for as many frames as is necessary to suggest the halting of motion

The 400 Blows

Movement
• Formalism/Realism • Defined by the frame not the stage • Setups redefine the “stage”

Bullitt

Movement
• Right to left
– Movement in this direction seems inexplicably tense and uncomfortable

Traffic

Movement
• Left to right
– Movement in this direction seems psychologically natural because the eye tends to read a picture this way

Midnight Cowboy

Movement
• Away from camera
– Movement in this direction seems to decrease intensity and make the character seem remote

The Third Man

Movement
• Toward the camera
– Movement in this direction may seem threatening if the character is a villain but friendly if the character is attractive

Goodfellas & Collateral

Movement
• Angles • Low & close - speed up action • Long & high: movement seems slower

Raging Bull

Movement
• Framing • Tight vs. Long & Medium
Joan of Arc

Bullitt

Eyes Wide Shut

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Goodfellas 1990 Martin Scorcese Best Supporting Actor (Pesci) The word "fuck" is used 296 times, for an average of 2.04 fucks per minute The Steadicam trip through the nightclub kitchen was a happy accident - Scorsese had been denied permission to go in the front way and had to improvise an alternative Watch for the Dolly/Zoom in the diner Scorcese was heavily influenced by D.W. Griffith’s 1912 film Musketeers of Pig Alley

Movement

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