Category Archives: Cinematography

Video Basics: Resolution Chart

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Above is a visual showing different formats. THIS IS VITAL FOR GETTING THE LOOK AND SIZE YOU WANT If you see your video “zoomed in”, it is because of the different sizes of video modes and resolutions.

  • Industry standards is currently 1920×1080 is the highest YouTube will show.
  • Vimeo will compress all videos to 1280 x720 with a free account.
  • Older cameras (pre-HD) shoot in SD or Standard Definition, vs. High Definition,(HD.)

 

Today’s Tutorial: The 180 Degree Rule

After viewing the video tutorial respond to the following questions IN YOUR OWN WORDS, NOT THE COPY AND PASTED WORDS OF SOMEONE ELSE. Answer in complete sentences, not lists. Use the rubric for answering tutorial questions for guidance.

What is the 180 degree rule? Why is it disorienting to the audience? How can one avoid breaking the 180 degree rule? What are other ways one can work around the 180 degree rule?

Video 2: Tutorial: Adding Depth to Your Shots

UWR Week 11 – Making the 2D look 3D! from Realm Pictures on Vimeo.

View the following tutorial, then answer the questions in complete sentences, remember the rubric for responding to tutorials, here.

What are the ways to add depth to your shots? What factors will you need to change to get more depth in your shots? When might you want deep depth of field? When might you want shallow depth of field? What is the one thing you will take away from this tutorial to apply to your videos?

Oh and to change aperture on the big black cameras, switch the mode to AV.

Video 1:Today’s Tutorial: Video Shooting Basics

After viewing the following video, answer the following questions using complete sentences.

Why is using a tripod important? If you don’t have a tripod, how should you stand?

What is the zoom and what is the right way to use it? Why is lighting the subject’s face important?

What is the rule of thirds and why is that important?

Remember the rubric for responding to tutorial comments.

Today’s Tutorial: Rule of Thirds

After viewing the above video, answer the questions using complete sentences. Refer to the rubric for responding to tutorial comments. Post your reply as a comment to this post.

Why is it important to use rule of thirds? What is the rule of thirds, and how do you use it? Is it something you do in camera, or is it done after you shoot? What is the opposite of rule of thirds? What other art forms use rule of thirds?

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Today’s Tutorial: The 180 Degree Rule

After viewing the video tutorial respond to the following questions IN YOUR OWN WORDS, NOT THE COPY AND PASTED WORDS OF SOMEONE ELSE. Answer in complete sentences, not lists. Use the rubric for answering tutorial questions for guidance.

What is the 180 degree rule? Why is it disorienting to the audience? How can one avoid breaking the 180 degree rule? What are other ways one can work around the 180 degree rule?