Our scene demonstrated:

  • 180 degrees rule
  • Shot reverse shot
  • Over the shoulder

What we had to do?

For this task we had to make a storyboard, and then we had to make our story come to life through film photography instead of video and we had to get in groups of 4 or 5 and include:

  • A short scene between two people
  • A variety of different shot types and angles
  • Establishing a new line of action within the scene
  • Elements of lighting design
  • 180 degree shot
  • Shot reverse shot
  • Over the shoulder

So, since the first storyboard we made didn’t go the plan because we didn’t have one of the people in on the day we were shooting. We then made a storyboard which had a new storyline that included the amount of people that were in on that day, but since it was a new storyboard I cannot remember who had it last. Therefore, I am not able to insert it to this post.

What went well? What didn’t?

The thing that went well was being able to make a scene using only 3 different types of camera shots, different angles, elements of lighting and being able to establish a new line of action within a certain scene. For this task we made a story board from last week. We had to take the scenes from our storyboard and create the scene through photography but we learnt about different camera shots and the different techniques that can be applied to completely change the emotions in the scenes. The other thing that didn’t work was the group losing the storyboard after the shoot, so we couldn’t include it in this post.

What did we learn?

On this day I learnt that to make emotions in photography or film you need to be able to know different techniques and angles so that those emotions get projected onto the work you are creating. We also learnt how these shots can be applied, and we ended up  using

How did you apply the shots to your scene?

180 degrees rule

The 180 rule is the rule that is used so that the two characters in the scene can maintain the left/right relationship in the shot, it also shows the space between the characters as well as the scene in the background. We applied this to the shots where we were using two people within the frame



The 180º Rule in “My Gal Friday”

Shot reverse shot

We used the shot reverse shot within the end parts of the storyline we created where two people were looking at someone else within the scene we created. We used this shot because it worked well with our storyline perfectly.

Over the shoulder

For the over the shoulder shot, we used this in the part where the main character was looking over the shoulder of another character waiting for action to happen. We used this as we thought it would bring the right energy to the scene we were creating.

In conclusion, I really enjoyed this task as it was a practical task and I was more able to put my ideas forward, so I felt more comfortable in doing practical work. I also learnt different ways of shooting a scene without just using one angle, and how different angles can really change the way the audience is reading the story.


CineWiki  Available at: http://cinewiki.wikispaces.com/180+Degree+Rule (Accessed on 12/10/16)



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