Quick recap for last week featuring directors Charles Chaplin, and Martin Scorsese with tie-ins to what we were talking about.
1. The pose (from 'Modern Times')- characterization through posing (Silent film "over-acting" helps) and expression.
And some shots in practice, from week 3's 'Camera Conventions'. The no cuts Steady cam shot from 'Goodfellas'. Remember what we said about subjectivity in camera choices?
(This shot was apparently inspired by a long steady cam shot in Brian De Palma's 'The Untouchables'. It's not just Tarrintino who homages great directors ;D)
And the POV-Steady cam shot, introducing the local 'wiseguys'.
A simple action/reaction shot scene, but effectively focusing on the main characters. A great layered composition too, where the surrounding people, objects in the foreground, and background elements work together to give a nice, rule of thirds friendly focal point on Joe Pesci and Ray Liotta respectively. And simple "180 degree rule" example in action.
See you all Tuesday :D