AS coursework class: homework

You have two more lessons to complete the shooting and editing of your practice shots. Once edited, we will watch the shots in class and analyse the strengths and weaknesses of the shots and editing.

For homework, I would like you to write a formal evaluation of your work covering the following things:

  1. Describe any shots which you are particularly pleased with. Why do these shots work well? Consider the construction of the mise en scene – shot type, framing, camera movement, lighting and setting
  2. Describe any shots which you are particularly unhappy with. Why do these shots not work well? Consider the construction of the mise en scene – shot type, framing, camera movement, lighting and setting

Here is an example:

Perhaps the most successful shot of the practice task is the establishing shot of the hall. Whilst the setting was not perfect because the lighting in the hall was dim and there was a lack of natural light from the windows, we overcame this by increasing the exposure on the Canon 60. We increased the aperture to f/2.8 and also increased the ISO from 200 to 600; it was important to try and keep the ISO to a relatively low number in order to stop the image becoming grainy. After the adjustments to the settings, it was clear that the shot was correctly exposed. Also, the focus on the subject is tack sharp; by using the zoom function we made sure that the focus was absolutely perfect. Lastly, the pan is smooth which helps create a fluid, relaxed and professional feel.

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