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Producing and Directing the Short Film and Video, 3rd Edition by Peter W. Rea, David K. Irving

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chapter twelve

Camera

It was very hot. The conditions were definitely not very pleasant because there were these lights … and it was summer in Texas!

Jan

DIRECTOR

Collaborate

All the planning, storyboarding, and previsualization that occur during preproduction are translated into a finished product during production by the camera. The camera is the tool through which the director realizes the script. The use of this tool is limited only by the imagination of the film- or videomaker.

Cinematography is an illusion—a magic trick. It is 24 still frames projected each second to create the illusion of a moving image (video is 29.97 frames per second [fps]). The illusions the director can create through cinema are boundless. Almost every aspect of ...

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