Tuesday, 17 December 2013

This is a photo from Fast and the Furious 6- scenes like this may be unbelievable/fake but these are the scenes that make the action so attention grabbing, these are the scenes that make fast and the furious such an exciting and action packed series. 

Scenes like this are what i like to see in an action film, they may be surreal but thats what action films are about making the impossible...possible.
3 Filming Techniques

OVER THE SHOULDER- Over-the-shoulder shots are just what the name says: a shot with an actor’s shoulder in the foreground, out of focus. I will tell you right away that good over-the-shoulder shots are some of the most time-consuming to shoot correctly, because you need to make sure that there is neither too much nor too little shoulder in the frame. However, in my opinion no serious filmmaker can afford not to learn this technique because it is narratively essential in many cases. Some directors openly say that they never shoot over-the-shoulder shots precisely because it takes ages to get the look they want and frequently can’t do it at all, but in my opinion they are missing out.

TILTING SHOTS Tilting up or down is one of the simplest camera techniques there are. Due to its simplicity it tends to be overused and/or poorly executed. The truth is that well-executed tilting, combined with some interesting action and with perfect coordination between the camera operator and the action, can be incredibly elegant in their simplicity. If you want to see further examples of tilt shots and the circumstances that make them appropriate, check out pretty much any film by Steven Spielberg, especially “Schindler’s list.”

PANNING SHOTS- Panning the shot is the horizontal equivalent of tilt shots. Like tilt shots, panning shots are conceptually simple and therefore usually overused and/or poorly executed. Exactly the same best-practice considerations made for the tilt shots apply to panning shots: try and design them in such a way that you can lock off the tilt axis in order to keep the panning pure, and hire a competent camera operator, especially if your shots require precise timing and framing accuracy. Once again I will refer you to any of steven spielberg as an excellent source of well-executed panning shots, that are so well-motivated and well-executed as to be almost unnoticeable (because they draw you into the story as opposed to distracting you from it).

Tuesday, 10 December 2013

Top 10 Directors:

  • Alfred Joseph Hitchcock 
  • Stanley Kubrick 
  • Christopher Nolan 
  • Steven Spielberg 
  • Martin Scorsese 
  • Quentin Tarantino 
  • Sergio Leone 
  • Charlie Chaplin 
  • Hayao Miyazaki 
  • Billy Wilder 

These Directors are the best of the best they use all the techniques necessary to make a good film. My personal favourites from this list include: Hitchcock and spielberg, there style of directing engages me the most.

Monday, 9 December 2013

5 Star Films:

  • The Godfather
  • ET
  • King Kong
  • Lord Of The Rings
  • Scarface
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Thursday, 5 December 2013

These are a few films that have really good opeing scenes, they have the same sort of style I want to show in my opening scene.

What is an opening scene- 

Opening scenes are all about setting the scene for a movie, it shows the audience what the film is going to be about; what the film is going to be like, how it is going to be presented, how it is going to be filmed and most importantly setting the scene. Some opening scene's are taken over by the opening credits that show who made the film the production team etc...

I think that the best opening scene's are the ones that start off the story. for example the opening scene to limitless is really good because it shows us what he's life is like before he finds out about the pill that changes his life.