questions about the location of the subject, the type and
direction of movement, and the sequence of actions to
be kept reasonably well informed and can arrange your
shooting in a logical order. Be careful, however, not to
"plan yourself into a trap." Expect last minute changes
in your plan, and, therefore, keep alternative plans in
mind and ways they can be put into effect quickly.
probable camera locations for the long, medium, and
closeup shots. Determine the amount of tape you
require, and consider the possibility of some unplanned
requirements. Determine whether you will need
transportation and additional equipment.
and his party are expected to arrive aboard your ship
tomorrow. The flag requires complete photographic
coverage of all official activities of the CNO and his
party while on the ship." The division chief has assigned
to arrive by aircraft at 1300 hours. The party consists of
the Chief of Naval Operations and three aides. The
several awards. The CNO and his party plan to depart at
expect to stage or control many shots.
deck in front of island.
landing. After the A/C lands, you move down to the
flag officer, and the CO taking their positions on deck
to greet the CNO. Scene 3 is an LS showing the A/C
taxiing to the island. For scene 4, shoot an MS of the
CNO and his party leaving the A/C. Scene 5 is a CU of
the flag officer and CO greeting the CNO. Scene 6 starts
with an LS of the CNO inspecting the side boys.
Circumstances permitting, move in for an MS and CU
of the inspection. Scenes 7 and 8 should be easy to shoot
because of the time it takes to read citations, make
time for you to move about and get long shots, medium
shots, close-ups, and cut shots. Follow your judgment
and intuition for shooting scenes 9, 10, and 11. Scene 12
is your closing shot. Again, shoot from a high position
it is out of sight.
provides a basis for determining camera placement,
movement, and shot framing.
inserts. Graphics should not be treated casually. Without
precautions, graphics can become unsharp, confusing,
tilted, distorted, and incomplete. Much of the graphics
and text used in motion-video productions are created
on a character generator. A character generator is an
electronic device used to create words or graphics and
electronically inserts them over a video picture. When a
character generator is not available, graphics must be
recorded by a camera
parallel the graphic. The graphic and camera must be
level. Your framing must be correct.
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