Do You Have A Favourite Camera Shot...

..and why not?
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The Great Defector
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Do You Have A Favourite Camera Shot...

Postby The Great Defector » 21 Jul 2017, 12:50

...or is that a too general thing to have favorite one?

I like the long shot of one person with no dialogue and they express whatever they have to through their facial expressions.



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Re: Do You Have A Favourite Camera Shot...

Postby The Modernist » 21 Jul 2017, 12:58

Pedants corner: It's actually a long take rather than long shot (which refers to camera distance). If it was a long shot you wouldn't be able to see their facial expression! :)

It does depend on the film really. No shot is, of itself, intrinsically satisfying.
That said I, am a fan of the use of dutch tilts in film noir. The Third Man being the classic example:

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Re: Do You Have A Favourite Camera Shot...

Postby The Great Defector » 21 Jul 2017, 13:05

The Modernist wrote:Pedants corner: It's actually a long take rather than long shot (which refers to camera distance). If it was a long shot you wouldn't be able to see their facial expression! :)



You are 100% correct. :D wanker
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