TV Drama: Use of camera

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CAMERA ANGLES

  • Low angle
  • High angle
  • Eye-level
  • Worms eye (from floor)
  • Canted angle
  • Birds eye (from above)

CAMERA MOVEMENT

  • Pan - camera is stationary but scans the scene and follows the action.
  • Track - the camera is mobile and is able to follow the character.
  • Zoom - camera lens changes shape to move closer to the subject.
  • Tilt - camera moves up and down.

VISUAL COMPOSITION

  • Rule of thirds - splits the image into nine squares where the subject is positioned either on the left or the right of the image. 
  • Head room - make sure you dont have too much space above the characters head.
  • Lead room - when the camera is moving make sure you give enough room for the character to move into.
  • You can break the rule for POV (point of view) shots to make the subject seem weird or abnormal.

180 DEGREE RULE

  • Dictates where we can put the camera. We…

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