The soft focus means out of focus – can be used to create depth of field – means way the picture creates a sense of 3D in flat picture Soft focus can be romantic, indicate move to memory/dream or show losing consciousness Clear/sharp focus means very definite picture
The camera zooms in on a small object or very specific part of the body/ larger object being filmed. This focuses attention and may be used to point to a key object or may be used to create fear and tension.
TEST YOURSELF Look at the following slides and identify the film technique(s) used and try to explain the reason this type of shot was used (i.e. the ‘effect’ of the camera angle, or position, and the shot composition)
These are just still shots – camera movements are also important Write these terms down- Panning Tracking Tilting Zoom in Zoom out
Definitions Write the definitions opposite the term you think they apply to- Camera moves in closer to an item Camera moves alongside a moving object at the same speed Camera pulls back from an object to a wider shot Camera moves from right to left across a scene Camera moves upwards from base to top of object
Answers Panning -Camera moves from right to left across a scene Tracking- Camera moves alongside a moving object at the same speed Tilting- Camera moves upwards from base to top of object Zoom in- Camera moves in closer to an item Zoom out- Camera pulls back from an object to a wider shot