Picture Composition / Edition 2

Picture Composition / Edition 2

by Peter Ward
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0240516818

ISBN-13: 9780240516813

Pub. Date: 11/28/2002

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Behind each shot there lies an idea or purpose. When setting up a shot, the camera operator can employ a range of visual techniques that will clearly communicate the idea to an audience. Composition is the bedrock of the operator's craft, yet is seldom taught in training courses in the belief that it is an intuitive, personal skill. Peter Ward shows how composition

Overview

Behind each shot there lies an idea or purpose. When setting up a shot, the camera operator can employ a range of visual techniques that will clearly communicate the idea to an audience. Composition is the bedrock of the operator's craft, yet is seldom taught in training courses in the belief that it is an intuitive, personal skill. Peter Ward shows how composition can be learned, to enhance the quality of your work.

Based on the author's own practical experience, the book deals with the methods available for resolving practical production questions such as:

Does the shot composition accurately reflect the idea that initiated the shot?
Will the content and method of presenting the subject accurately convey the idea?

Major innovations in television and film production since the previous edition have affected the styles of composition, such as wide-screen and the use of mini DV cameras. These new technologies and their implications for picture composition are addressed in this new edition. A new colour plate section is also being included to update the section on colour.

If you are a practising camera operator, trainee camera operator, student or lecturer on a television or film production course, or simply a video enthusiast wishing to progress to a more professional standard you will find this book essential in enhancing the quality of your work.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240516813
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2002
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
276
Sales rank:
1,107,454
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Invisible technique; Alternative technique; The lens, the eye and perception; The lens and perspective; Visual design; Frame; The shape of the screen; Widescreen composition and film; Widescreen composition and television; Past influences; News and documentary; Composition styles; Lighting and composition; Colour; Staging; Movement; Shooting for editing.

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