*Composition of shot (framing)
NOTE: The setting as well
*The audience's perception of the scene or a character
Ex. A character shrouded in shadow might give us the inclination that they're hiding something.
*We tend to notice details of events that we're used to seeing
*We select info that agrees with how we want to view the world
*We tend to screen out things that interfere with how we want to view the world
*It can sway thinking, change actions, & cause reactions
*It can irritate or soothe your eyes, raise your blood pressure, or suppress your appetite
*It is the most instantaneous method of conveying meaning, of all non-verbal forms of communication
Ex. Think of Lester's yellow shirt in American Beauty
Ex. Think of Edward from Twilight's face whenever--- PFFTTT!!! Sorry, I can't do that to you in good conscience.
*Authority, power, evil, seriousness, elegance
*Implies submission (A priest's robe or a woman in a black dress)
What does the color 'white' usually represent?
*Innocence and purity (brides), sterility, (doctors and nurses)
*Contemporary and refined
NOTE; The most emotionally intense color, stimulates a faster heartbeat & breathing
*Dignity and security, can also be cold and impersonal
NOTE; Causes opposite reaction as red, peaceful and calming,
FALSE; You will probably die from heart palpatations.
**Paint the damn room green**
NOTE; Because 'yellow' increases concentration, you could argue that a yellow room would also make an acceptable studying venue.
*Cheerfulness, sunny, optimism; increases metabolism and concentration
NOTE; People lose their tempers more often in yellow rooms.
*The green living room
*Tranquility, health; is calming and refreshing
NOTE; Is the most popular decorating color, is easiest on the eyes and can improve visi.on
*A property of light, which we see as a reflected wavelength
Ex. The apple is not red, it's reflecting red (confusing, I know)
*To receive the reflected light that makes up the color
*Distinguish levels of brightness
Note; Rods are colorblind and work with very little light. You'll notice that at the edges of your vision you can't distinguish color.
*The color richness
Ex. Lush green, bright red lipstick, light pink, baby blue
*Colors with a hue
Ex. Midnight blue, Facebook blue, and baby blue
*White, gray, and black
NOTE; They have no color saturation (chroma); you can't have a bright white or a dark black
*Lester's impending death
*The passion that Lester seeks
*The dying love of Lester's marriage
*The separation between Lester and his wife & daughter
*Life force (sex, control)
*Red, Blue, and Green
***It's Achromatic, white doesn't have any saturation***
***It's Achromatic, black doesn't have any saturation***
*The family falling apart
*The obstacles between communication in the family
*They control the photographic properties of the shot
*They modify the basic neutrality of the film and the look of the finished product
*Framing and choice of angles
*Shooting medium (film stock or digital)
*Filtering (lens, lights)
*The uninterrupted run of the camera
Ex. Slow dolly forward, while zooming out, focused on the man's thinking face.
*Indicates how many times a particular shot is taken
Ex. We had to do 7 takes of the kitchen scene because Kevin Spacey keeps forgetting his lines
*Height, width, and depth
NOTE; Depth is the illusion of the third dimension within a two-dimensional image
*The distribution of objects in the frame
*The balance of the things in the frame
*The special and perspective relations of the image
What are the Cartesian Coordinates?
*People and Objects and can enter and leave the frame
Ex. A shot of a section of sidewalk as people enter the left side of the shot and exit the right side.
*People and Objects cannot enter and leave the frame
Ex. A shot focuses on a family sitting down for dinner.
*The perception of motion
NOTE; What moves on the screen. Can be accomplished with music in static scene or a moving camera photographing a static or stationary object.
FALSE; Light is invisible, we can only see it when it is reflected or emanates from a source.
NOTE; Keep in mind that you can see light when it is refracted through crystals as well.