Chapter 8: The Camera

When determining how a camera is placed, one must consider four key concepts: essential area, lookspace, walkspace, and headroom. Essential area includes all key information in the shot. Lookspace refers to the room that should be left in the frame to allow space for the subject’s gaze off-screen. Walkspace is the additional space allotted into…

Artley Interview

In Josh Kranzberg’s interview of Meredith Artley, editor in chief of CNN digital, the two discuss the evolution and future of digital media. Must has changed since 1995 when Artley started her first journalism job at the New York Times to help launch their digital platform. The website was a simple reproduction of their print edition.…

“Side by Side” Reflection

Side by Side chronicles the evolution of film making. Film itself is a 19th century invention. To capture an image on film, light passes through a lens and hits the film behind the lens, causing crystals to react chemically to form a photographic image on the film. The process adds texture and grain structure. Images…

Chapter 2: The Production Process

The three production stages are Preproduction, Production, and Postproduction. The goal in preproduction is to outline the broad scope of the production to determine costs and goals through the planning of project proposals, premises, synopses, treatments, scripts, script breakdowns, production schedules, budgets, and storyboards. A proposal outlines all the factors related to the marketability of…

Chapter 1: Producing

  Due to lower cost and accessibility, filmmakers have more freedom of production in home, business and in entertainment. To be successful, filmmakers must have a clear understanding of who their target audience is and what would compel them to watch that specific production. In order to successfully communicate their message, many factors must be…