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framing for different screenplay (1 reply and 1 comment)

Vanniyan
1 week ago
Vanniyan 1 week ago

Dear master roger how to tell a story through framing. Do you strongly believe framing should vary for different screenplay or different mood.i heard only compositional elements lines, forms, curves, mass, vanishing point. But I have read about "american beauty" framing. Here is the explanation about Lester Burnham suiting in his boss oftice. Let’s look at Lester first. As this is a wide shot, Lester occupies a small portion of the frame, which makes him look rather small. This shot is also a high angle shot, which makes him look even smaller. He is in the middle of a mostly empty room, totally exposed. His body language&mdash:slouched in his chair, legs spread—gives off an aura of weakness and resignation, and his facial expression shows his exasperation and frustration. He can’t even keep his tie straight. He looks powerless and vulnerable.

https://www.rogerdeakins.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/05/scene1-lester.jpg
Mike
1 week ago
Mike 1 week ago

Vanniyan, Sorry not Roger,

I congratulate you, your eyes and mind are becoming much sharper you are now thinking like a Director/DP small changes here and there make all the difference. It will become second nature when scrutinising and shaping scenes. I knew you will get it in the end.

Vanniyan
7 days ago

I just read on Google that's pretty interesting explanation.I have read about Conrad hall interview about "american beauty". He also said similar things but different sequence. Roger is visual genius and great experience dop. He can speak about how to tell a story through composition.

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