Chapter OneThe Shots: What, How, and Why?



Cinematic Language Defined

Choose Your Frame Size

Typical Shot Names and Descriptions

Master Scene Technique and Shooting Coverage

Script Analysis and Breakdown

Shot Lists and Storyboards

Phases of Film Production

You can find moving images just about everywhere these days. New techniques for micro processing, wireless transmission, and screen display technologies allow us to access time-based visual media on our smartphones, tablets, and laptops. You can see motion imagery playing around the world in taxis, on airplanes, on billboards, on the sides of buildings, at bus stops, in the aisles of “big-box” stores, at malls, in museums, and, of course, on television and in movie theaters. ...

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