Chapter Seven Working Practices




We have come a long way with our understanding of the grammar of the shot. We should all be more familiar with shot types and the guidelines covering framing and composition. We have also seen how lens choices, focus, lighting, and camera movement help to show your stories with richer visual meaning. And we know that all of our hard work recording the shots during production pays off when we carefully anticipate the editor’s needs and deliver the appropriate picture (and sound) elements.

The grammar that you are learning and putting into practice is a well-established and proven set of principles that will help your audience to understand your visual intentions. In filmmaking, as with any discipline or ...

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