FRAMING AND COMPOSITION OF CAMERA SHOTS

FRAMING AND COMPOSITION OF CAMERA SHOTS

Cubic Houses Rotterdam

We are going to do this project in groups of 5 people.

TASK I: GOOGLE DOCS
You are going to study most important concepts of photo framing: composition, angles and shots.
First thing you have to do is searching information to answer these questions:

  1. What’s the meaning of composing an image?
  2. What do we mean by laws of composition? The rule of the horizon line, the rule of thirds and the rule of the gaze.
  3. What are compositional schemes?
  4. What do we mean when we talk about ‘shots’ in photography?
  5. How do we call the most typical shots?
  6. What do we want to express by using the different shots?
  7. What do we mean when we talk about ‘angles’ in photography, cinema or comic?
  8. How many types of different angles are there?
  9. What do we want to express by using the different angles?
  10. What do we want to express by using the different angles?

All the answers must be shared through Google drive docs.

TASK II: SLIDES PRESENTATION

Once you have answered the previous questions, you have to look for images which will be used as examples of:
1. Different compositional schemes: at least six images that clearly represent one of the following: horizontal, vertical, oblique, circular, symmetrical and triangular composition.

2. Shot examples: at least eight images that clearly represent one of the following: Extreme wide shot, Very wide shot, wide shot, American shot, medium shot, medium close up, close up, extreme close up and cutaway/cut-in shot.

3. Angle examples:at least six images that clearly represent one of the following: neutral shot, high-angle shot, low-angle shot, worm’s-eye shot, bird’s-eye shot and Dutch angle.

You have to create a slide presentation and share it through Google drive.

TASK III: YOUR OWN SHOTS!

Now you have to take your own photographs to show what you have learnt:
1. Using the same motive sampling the different compositional schemes. 6 photographs.
2. The different shot types. 8 photographs.
3. The angles. 6 photographs.
You have to do at least 20 photographs, that you must share in a goolgle drive folder. Each of them must be named with the compositional scheme, shot or angle name that it represents and the number of your group and letter of your class.

Ex: group05-C-dutch-angle.jpg

This project is based in the webquest created by Juan Mercado.

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