oa Global Media Journal - African Edition - Cinematography and character depiction
|Article Title||Cinematography and character depiction|
|© Publisher:||University of Stellenbosch|
|Journal||Global Media Journal - African Edition|
|Author||William Francis Nicholson|
|Publication Date||Jan 2010|
|Pages||196 - 211|
This essay investigates the ways in which cinematography can be used in depicting characters effectively in the motion picture medium. Since an aspiring filmmaker may be overwhelmed by the expansive field of cinematography, this essay aims to demystify and systematise this aspect of filmmaking. It combines information from written sources (mostly text books on filmmaking and cinematography) with observations made from viewing recent and older feature films. The knowledge is organised under the three main headings of lighting, camera view point and the camera's mode of perception.
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