Photography (moving image _ video) Essay Example

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Assessment One (1 of 3): Short Video Exercise documentation

  1. The principle camera movement types

  1. Pan: used mainly when following a subject or instances when showing distance between two or more objects. They are essential also for panoramic views.

  2. Tilt: mainly used to show the bottom and top of a stationary object. With a tilt one is able to see the height of an object

  3. Pedestal: used mainly to get the proper height preferred. For instance, when working with a six-foot-six basketball player, pedestal is essential to get eye to eye contact.

  4. Dolly: this movement allows objects to be followed smoothly so as to get a unique perspective.

  5. Boom or Crane: used when in need to provide bird’s eye view. They may be used mainly for street scenes to enable them shoot from above the traffic or crowd.

  1. The principle shot types used in video production

  1. Close Up: this is a shot used when one needs a given part or feature to take up the entire frame.

  2. Cut-In: it is used when the shot is needed to show some other part of the subject in detail. For instance, they include cutting the side of the face.

  3. Two-Shot: this is a shot of two people that has been framed similarly to a mid-shot. This shot is used together with close up so as to show the tone and existing relationship of the subjects in dialogue.

  4. Over-the-Shoulder Shot: this is done by looking from behind an individual at the subject matter. It is done to give an insight of events the subject is focused on.

  5. Noddy Shot: it is used when dealing with interviewer participating and reacting to the subject. Basically these kinds of shots are taken when one is already having a video therefore they are device used by the editor to make the process of interview more natural.

  6. Point-of-View Shot: when the shot is done shows details from the perspective of the subject. It gives one the chance to view the world through the eyes of the subject.

  1. Four common types of camera support for DSLR video production

  1. Jib: this is a lighting boom like support for DSLR video production with the camera placed in a position where the light head ought to have been placed. However, Jibs, when used with DSLR camera one requires the camera to be controlled remotely.

  2. Slider: in this case the camera is placed (mounted) on a rail that is able to provide lateral or vertical movement.

  3. Fluid head: in this case the camera is made to stay on a tripod and this tripod is also made to stay still. However, the camera can be panned or tilted as one takes the shot. This basically needs the use or application of a fluid head on the tripod.

  4. Motion stabilized: in this case the camera will be attached to a device that can use mechanisms that smoothens out the movements of the camera. It is good to use springs and weights to attain a good balance.

  1. The most important challenges of DSLR video production based on research

One of the major challenges is that DSLR cameras are not able to do a real tethered shoot which is able to output a recordable signal from the HDMI port of the camera. The second challenge is its recording length limitations which range between 5-20 minutes per clip. Lastly, exposure and metering is another challenge for this kind of camera. DSLR complicates correct exposure for video. For instance, I realized that exposure controls are aperture and ISO but with video I lost the shutter option as I needed to keep close to1/50th or 1/60th for natural-looking motion.

  1. The main principles of lighting for DSLR video production based on research

The most captivating factor when it comes to the principles of lighting for DSLR video production is the exposure. To simplify, it is the light I usually allow my camera sensor to receive. Of course this is also dictated by a number of factors such as f-stop. Another factor that has given me the great details of light with regard to the principle of exposure is the depth of field. The second principle of light is the white balance. This is the calibration that can give the camera colors accurately depending on light conditions. Since my camera has automatic white balance this makes it easier for balancing the colours but in some instances adjustments have to be made.

6. Provide details of editing process encountered in editing your short video including 2 screen shots (under next TAB)

®7. Completed video: URL to video uploaded to vimeo

Insert below your storyboard for your short individual video.

Paste below two screen shots that give an overview of the editing of different aspects of your short video