Project 5 – One Film Three Ways
To illustrate how handheld movement affects cinematography, we’re going to do a very short film as a class. Each shot will be filmed three ways: first, locked off on a tripod; then with the camera handheld but not moving otherwise; and finally, following the action with the camera on a shoulder rig.
The film itself is only a handful of shots – one character is waiting for another. The second character approaches through a hallway and enters the room. That’s it. The idea here is (obviously) not a brilliant narrative – it’s just some generic shots that should play in different ways, depending on the amount of movement.
Here are the storyboards for the sequence:
The filming for this project will be completed during class – I’ll edit the three versions and put them online for us to check out.