Great Camera Shots and Great Camera Angles.
If you have read any of my blogs you will know that what I try to help you to understand, is that beautifully shot stories are about learning your camera skills and using your mind. Today I saw a wonderful example of that, and I want to share it with you.
Most people who are not creative camera type people would look at this piece and say wow look at that guy ride, but we should look at it and say wow look at that guy ride and look at the way it was so beautifully shot. Absolutely stunning. A music montage that is just riveting.
When you watch it, enjoy it, and then think about all the camera shots that have told you the story. Many of the shots are static and use beautiful photographic composition. But he then goes to the next level of shooting moving pictures and thinks about varying the shot sizes to tell his story and to make the edit flow smoothly. He has also worked at making the shots interesting and dramatic.
Creative Camera Shots
A quick list of the some of the different camera shots that you are experiencing
-Wide shots, beautiful wide shots
-Long shots, still scenic but with the bike starting to catch your breath
- The shots just flow between, close-ups, medium shots, long shots and wide shots, all in this amazing gravity defying ballet of bike and man.
Beautiful Camera Angles
To draw you even further into this visual feast there are sunsets, silhouettes, crane shots and dolly shots, action moving close past the camera to increase the impact, low angle shots, high angle shots, a little bit of water, they are all there in this wonderful piece.
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Then we should acknowledge the sensational, perfectly chosen music and a master editor, and you have been exposed to one of the most stunning music montages you will see for a long time.
Congratulations to everyone involved, as a professional cameraman with over 30 years experience I know what an incredible amount of work went into this piece. Thank you Dave and Mark for your amazing work.
Try to see all of the beautifully composed and dramatically framed shots, watch it again and learn.
Oh, by the way Danny does a pretty good job on the bike as well. Thank you so much Danny for your incredible skills and ability and for the opportunity you have given to these visual storytellers to share your story with us.
A bike riders bike rider and cameramen's cameramen. Fantastic work, I love it.
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If you would like some help in understanding how to break your stories up into all the great camera shots and camera angles you need to take, check out some of my other articles.
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