Introduction to 3d Computer Graphics and Animation

Week 11



  1. How to set up good camera shots
  2. Setting up special effects cameras
  3. Slow motion
Key Points:
  1. Setting up the shot (continued)
    1. Standard camera shots and their uses
      1. Long shot - Characters small in the frame, establish physical context.
      2. Full Shot - All or nearly all of a person, large scale action, athletics.
      3. Medium shot - Waist up, two or three people in conversation
      4. Full close up - Head and neck, focus on one character, facial expression.
      5. Extreme close up - Part of the face, emphasize facial features.
    2. Framing the subject
    3. Rule of thirds
  2. Matrix style camera shots
  3. Slow motion