Multi-camera set-ups, Time-lapse and Hyper-lapse
Posted 21 Jun 2018 in
With the production coming up next term, the students have moved into groupings that are related to their responsibilities (drama, media and music). The media group have been collectively learning skills on the use of the DSLR cameras. They have specifically been looking at multi-camera set-ups, time-lapse and hyper-lapse.
Over the first three weeks, the students looked at multi-camera setups, similar to that of a talk show, such as Ellen. These concepts require an understanding of framing, shot-types and manual camera settings (shutter speed, aperture, ISO, white balance and manual focus). After analysing the talk show, the students emulated their own improvised talk show segments.
They captured footage from multiple perspectives and edited the footage, concentrating on where the audience should focus their attention. This leads to the essential question that the media group will engage with, leading up to the production.
How can the media group support the audience’s engagement with our play?
To answer this question, the students will require not only a deep understanding of media concepts but also of the play itself.
They developed a few work samples experiments with time-lapse and hyper-lapse this week, which we are experimenting with, to create video assets to be used through the play.