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Character Positioning in Movies, Part 1

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8janO4DUe0&feature=youtu.be In this video, I'll show you how massively significant it is how characters are turned toward you or away from you. These character turns create emotions, in you and on behalf of the characters. Essentially, how you position a character on the screen--turned toward…
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January 16, 2020
movie educationVideo Essays

What Camera Zooms Mean

Why do movies use zoom-ins and zoom-outs? Did you know that they usually mean something very important? They manipulate you. How do they do that? This video shows you a couple of common meanings for both zoom-ins and zoom-outs. I'll show you examples from Stagecoach,…
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December 26, 2019
movie educationVideo Essays

Focal Points in Movies

This video presents a basic idea for any "introduction to film" student. All movies images (or shots) have focal points. Noticing these focal points is helpful, even crucial, in beginning to view and interpret movies. I also call focal points "dominants," which are the areas…
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December 7, 2019