September 26, 2014 at 6:31 PM #7299
Here are my thumbs for Beta Team assignment:
I’ve not finished cleaning them up yet, so I’m just posting the thumbnails for now. I’ll post the finished version and the assignment from last week, next week (I’ve been slacking…).
For this assignment, I really took the “Jerry Springer” thing to heart. Looking at other people’s work, it seems like I took it too literally…but everyone interprets things differently, I suppose.
Anyway, I looked at some YouTube footage from Jerry’s show (sound off), plus Oprah and Rikki Lake, to see how they cut their shows. Shows like that usually only have 3 or 4 cameras, so I tried to stay within that limit. I know that in animation, we can have as many “cameras” as we like, but I wanted to maintain that daytime talk show feel, so I thought about how I, as a daytime talk show director, would “switch” to different cameras. Usually those shows are edited live, so I tried to think along those lines.
I also saw some cutting patterns while scrubbing through the shows, which I tried to emulate:
2 characters: Med shot -> reverse shot -> audience insert -> wide
3 characters: med shot -> reverse shot -> 2 shot (reverse of previous) -> reverse MCU -> host -> wide -> audience
wide -> host -> audience reaction
Here are some challenges I had while boarding:
– Maintaining the 180 rule. I usually don’t have an issue with that, but because I had my host sitting in the audience, I couldn’t figure out how to not flip the camera. I had to really see where they put the host’s camera and observed eyelines so that the host and the people on stage appeared to talk with each other, without flipping the camera. Once I placed my host and kept her there, I had an easier time. I also used a camera chart to figure out which camera would shoot what.
-Keeping everything from feeling too flat. These shows are SHOT flat, but by angling the camera a little bit to prevent the characters in 2- or 3-shots from being the same size, I was able to keep a bit more visual interest.
All this will be more obvious once I clean up my thumbs. 🙂September 27, 2014 at 5:21 AM #7329
Im going to hold off commenting on this until its a little more cleaned up. Even in your thumbnails though, you should make clear and simple drawings. Any time you present something, even if the drawings are rough, you should have them ordered correctly and clear enough so it can read. that is easy with digital tools nowadays.
I see the ideas working, but lets see your next pass to comment on the progress. Dont stop now!!September 27, 2014 at 5:23 AM #7330
also, be sure to upload higher resolution versions of the images so we can zoom in more. 🙂September 27, 2014 at 7:23 PM #7349
You got it.
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