CHAPTER 2 A Portrait

Introduce a person with a video sequence.

Key Concepts

  • Filming with a shot pattern
  • Sequences
  • Line of action
  • The 180 degree rule
  • Cutting on the action
  • Framing vertical video
  • Camera motion
  • Slo-motion filming
  • Text overlays

Online Videos

  • Video profile in Singapore
  • Vertical video in Paris
  • Olya in Lviv

App Tutorial

  • Editing social video

Exercise

  • Film a portrait sequence using a shot pattern
Figure 2.1 Portrait scenes are used to introduce a character to a viewer in a way that reveals elements of their personality.

Figure 2.1 Portrait scenes are used to introduce a character to a viewer in a way that reveals elements of their personality.

Online Videos

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Goal

In this chapter you will learn how to ...

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