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Film Techniques

Film techniques Camera angles: Bird’s eye view- An aerial shot of a view, sensation of flying or floating Eye level- Camera is positioned at the character’s eye level. Often used to display facial expressions and focus on dialogue. Low angle- The camera is positioned below the feet. Can indicate power and authority and make them look tall and overbearing High angle- The camera is high in the air. Make the audience feel that they are more important then the object provides the feeling of inferiority...

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The Power of One film techniques

The Power of One. John G. Avildsen uses many different techniques in the film _The Power of One._ For example the structure, the different camera angles, sound and symbolism are key techniques used throughout the film. The film is split into three main parts: out in Africa and the boarding school when PK is younger, the jail where PK is a little older and the last part where PK is around about eighteen. This structure shows exactly how PK grows up and the relationships he forms with others around...

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Film Techniques of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’

Film Techniques of ‘My Big Fat Greek Wedding’ * At the beginning of the film, she is very upset because she was different and of different culture to the kids in her school, but then the movie gradually shows that it is actually a positive because that is what Ian liked about her. * In the opening segment, there is the use of voiceover, which is a reflective technique. * What she said when in the first scene, she said she wanted to be blond girls, that later Ian likes her because she...

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Film Techniques

Film Techniques Camera Composition Camera Shots Establishing shot or Extreme long shot This shot is taken from an extreme distance and usually shows landscapes, cityscapes, etc. Often used at the start of a movie. Showing the vast surrounding. Long shot This shot establishes the exact location of the scene by showing subjects in their surroundings. Full Shot Shows a character from head to toe. Point of full shot is to show/ bring attention to the body, body language, posture and costuming. Medium...

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Shawshank Redemption Film Analysis

The Shawshank Redemption (1994), directed by Frank Darabont, is a film about Andy Dufresne, a lawyer sentenced to life in prison for supposedly murdering his wife. The main theme of the film is that Andy survives the brutality and corruption of prison through his enduring hope. The director expresses the theme in two scenes from the film. The first sympathises the audience with Andy. The second is about Andy escaping. The film particularly appeals to viewers going through personal hardships like...

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Techniques Used in Alfred Hitchcock's The Rear Window

amazing director and his films have lived on and are still thriving today due to the techniques he used in his films and the way he created them. He was known for taking the least probable scenarios and turning them into a masterpiece just by playing with light and form or angles. Some of these films are Psycho, Perfect Crime, The Man Who Knew Too Much and Rear Window. At first it was quite difficult to pinpoint a particular film to choose as he used brilliant techniques in all of them. However,...

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Understanding Realism and Formalism in Film

captures events as they happen, similar to how a person would view the events in real life. The portrayal should be depicted with a minimum of distortion. Realism attempts to preserve the idea that the world of film is unaltered, as if viewing the world through a window. A documentary film is an example of extreme realism. The style of formalism shows scenes as they can be imagined. They’re deliberately stylized and / or distorted using methods such as slow motion or adding colors into scenes...

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2 Elements Of Film Wag The Dog

angles, music and symbolism. The direction is tight and crisp, but never reveals itself. The music by Mark Knopfler was a little annoying at first, but quickly it took ahold of my attention and gave the film an added bonus. It's really a catchy soundtrack. However, there are some minor flaws in the film. The cinematography occasionally draws attention to itself with strange camera movements, and the ending is a little depressing. I question whether or not the screenplay ended correctly, but it ends with...

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Film Techniques

The director uses film techiques to tell the story ad create a respose in the audiece. These techiques are. Shots wide shot- a wide shot is a shot that shows the setting as well as the character. This kind of shot is used so the audience can understand the characters physical experience with the setting. normal shot- a normal shot usually shows the characters waist and up. This is a standard shot that helps to focus attention on the action. close up- a close up shot is a shot in which the camera...

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Film Form Analysis: Meshes of the Afternoon

 Assignment 2 Film Form Analysis Meshes of the Afternoon: The first scene I chose to analyze is the scene where the woman, who is the only person in the film, is falling out of the bedroom window. We come to realize that she is, in fact, falling inside of the house rather than outside of the window, causing confusion for the viewer. The camera is out of focus for a moment and is used at a Dutch Angle or Dutch Tilt Shot, giving the impression that the world in frame is out of balance...

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