DO: Find a "character" (e.g., yourself, doll, roommate, sibling, stuffed animal, cat, etc.) and a camera (phone is fine). With that character, act out and photograph the seven different shot/camera distances covered in your text. In any two of those seven shots, demonstrate either a high, low, or overhead (bird's-eye-view) angle or a canted level. Be sure to mark each image accordingly with a caption. After you upload your seven photos--in a photoset--to our class Tumblr, explain in your document how such framing contributes to a viewer's reception and understanding of the subject. Be sure to include your Tumblr name/ID before your description.
DO: In the same Word document, identify each instance of mobile framing in six shots from this scene of Citizen Kane (Orson Welles, 1941). Next to each answer, explain why you responded as you did (i.e., what was the camera doing to make you answer this way). Remember: we're looking for mobile framing only.
PICK: Answer three of the following. Be sure to identify which image/question you're responding to.
Save your assignment as a PDF, and then upload it to the Google Drive Folder you created for our class. [INSTRUCTIONS HERE.]
Writing about Film: Formatting
Titles. Titles of all films, TV shows, books, newspapers, magazines, journals, and websites should be underlined or italicized; choose one. NEVER use quotation marks around the above.
Director/Date/Actor. Place the director’s name and film’s release date in parentheses the first time the film is cited. The same goes for actors: actors’ names should be included in parentheses the first time their characters are mentioned.
Quotation Marks/Punctuation. Periods and commas go INSIDE quotation marks. If a parenthetical reference is in play, the punctuation follows the parentheses.