Category: Video Analysis

Camera angle

The wide shot captured establishes the environment around the character and informs the audience about surroundings. Wide shot is a useful techniques used to familiarize the audience with the main character’s surrounding. I intend to use this shot for the same purpose in my short film.

Here is the link of the short film that i watched.

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Camera angle

Potter is an Indian award winning inspirational short film which portrays the relationship between parents and children with the use of various emotions and feelings. A combination of camera angles have been used which adds the sense of verisimilitude to the film.  Below is a screenshot of a scene from the film. The camera angle tells us about the dominance of the main character as it is a low angle. The effect of sunlight in the background brought life to the film and this is what i intend to use in my short film.

Different camera shots have also been used including mid shot, close up, wide shot, establishing shot. The variety of shots has made it easier to familiarize with the various emotions reflected in the film. It serves to gain the attention of the audience.

The color palette used is mainly shades of brown and off white. The two colors go in contrast; thus, they make the film more appealing to the eyes of the viewer.

The number of characters is limited and the world has been shown from two aspects: a father’s dream and the daughter’s accomplishment. The father-daughter love intends to emotionally attach the audience to the film and praise it ultimately.

The message given is simple yet heart touching. The producer has simply portrayed the struggles parents face for their children. It tells the audience about the compromises and the hard work parents do to improve the lives of their children: to provide them what they did not have for themselves.

I intend to use the camera angles and shots used in the film for my short film in order to make my short film more realistic.

Below is the link to the video:

Short film of similar genre

Here are the screenshots of the short films that I watched in context with research and planning for my film.

Too quick to judge is a short film that revolves around a girl who can not hear. While she is sitting on the bench, sketching dresses, a young boy sits next to her and compliments her drawing skills. Compelled by her inability to hear, the girl does not respond to which the boys feels offended and leaves. She later realizes about how he tried talking but she did not respond. She leaves behind the paper she had been sketching on with a small note. The boy comes back from his run and finds the paper laying on the bench. He realizes about how he was too quick to judge.

The short film is almost 4 minutes long and is based in a park. Mid shots have been used frequently which inform the audience about the surroundings of the characters. Two characters have been used. The story unfolds gradually maintaining the interest of the viewer.

I aim to use the camera angles used in this film: wide shot, mid shot and close up. Moreover, i would like to integrate nature in form of green trees as it has been done in this short film.

Below is the video’s link: