Week 1: Unit 1: w/c :19.9:Framing and composition

During today’s session, I had learned about the different camera angles that are used in the production of  films. Through this, I gained more skills and knowledge towards using framing to portray emotions or body language onto the screen.

By being shown each of the many meanings for framing, this then followed  into giving us a task to create an  example for each of the named frame given to us.

The challenges and outcomes faced :

We used equipment such as the canon 550D to help with the focus and getting used to a DSLR.We also used a  Tripod to stabilize the angles however in some shots we didn’t use the tripod so then we can get an the angle we wanted.

There were a few challenges that we had to overcome such as trying using the tripod this was a difficulties because the leg was continuously moving out of place, as we tried to balance it by holding the tripod down so then the image wouldn’t look unbalanced. Another issue was with the auto settings on the camera  whilst using it the  flash didn’t pop up,so instead of using that, we just had to alter the shutter speed to add more light to the lens to change the exposure/brightness.

Overall the final products came out really well although one of the main things was to use the tripod at least we overcome them instead of just letting the problem get in our way,so here are my final photos I have taken to represent each of the  11 angles and shots that I had learned about today.

20.09.16 – 26.09.16  Composition

Today, we continued on with learning about framing and composition we were taught how each of these specific types are useful into shown a message or subject in a different way.


Rule of Thirds: Context and Balance | Cinematography Compositions (Cha.2015)


My own example : My image represents rule of thirds because at least one of the subjects is fitted in to one of the rule of third lines which creates a equal image.

Rule of Thirds :This photo is a representation of rule of thirds the reason why you use this within photography or film is to aim the position of the subject on the line which is from film. (The secret Life of Walter mitty, 2013)


Cinematic qualities: Forest Gump, 1994) (ravenlandicho,2013)

 Lead room This composition is called a lead room this is known for the subject to look away from the camera from the screen rather than straight on this is used for interviewing also so then it gives the effect as if you are in the room with the characters. This is just an example from the film( Forest Gump, 1994)


The Grand Hotel Budapest lobby set in the 1960s (20th-century fox,2014)


My own example: I believe this photo represents symmetry because as you see from the line drawn a crossed the image once you split ,it  will be a equal scene.

Symmetry – This image is from one of the most known director for symmetry Wes Andersons (The grand Budapest hotel, 2013) The reason why to use symmetry is to make it more so visually pleasing for the viewer.


Perfect amount of depth in THE SOCIAL NETWORK (Pike, 2010)  

My own example :


My own example : This image reflect on the composition of depth this is shown through allowing the audience to be drawn in by a object that the camera is fully focused on.

Depth of field – This is a very useful technique when filming as you can alternate the aperture to create more focus on the character or object. However, you can still slightly see the background which then tells the viewer where exactly the subject is. (Consider what background would be the best setting when using this composition) an example of this is during the scene in the (Social Network, 2010)




My own example – This is a object that naturally frames the images such as this is a part of a tree support which then frames the view.

Natural framing – This is where things the naturally occur in the environment or don’t mean to be their frames the subject so then it produces more focus towards the subject or background rather than the frame.

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This is a  use of the composition leading lines which shows this in the image above from the walls and shape of the slope that draws you into the subject in front.

Leading lines – Most photographers, films, and TV shows use this type of composition to draw the viewer into the subject that they want to focus on this gives the scene a very dramatic edge.

Harvard referencing:

20th-century fox .(2014) The Grand Hotel Budapest lobby set in the 1960s. Available at :http://voices.nationalgeographic.com/2014/03/27/spoiler-alert-you-cant-really-stay-at-the-real-grand-budapest-hotel-but-we-can-tell-you-everything-about-it/ (accessed/downloaded: 21 sept 2016)

 Cha, J. (2015) Rule of Thirds: Context and Balance | Cinematography Compositions. Available at:https://www.slrlounge.com/rule-of-thirds-context-and-balance-cinematography-compositions/ (accessed:20 September 2016).

Forest Gump (1994) Directed by Robert Zemeckis [Film]. Los Angeles,Calif: Paramount Pictures.

Pike,C. (2010) Perfect amount of depth in THE SOCIAL NETWORK. Available at: http://dslrvideoshooter.com/using-depth-of-field-for-storytelling/ (accessed/downloaded: 21 sept 2016)

Ravenlandicho .(2013) Cinematic qualities: Forest Gump (Nominated in 1994). Available at: http://mr.fabroa.com/?p=5732 (Accessed/downloaded :21 sept 2016)

The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) Directed by Wes Anderson [Film]. Century City: Fox Searchlight Pictures.

The life of Walter mitty(2013) Directed by Ben Stiller [Film]. Los Angeles,Calif: 20TH Century Fox.

The Social Network(2010) Directed by David Fincher [Film]. Los Angeles, Calif: Columbia Pictures.


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