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POV Shot - out of focus or slightly soft focus (3 replies)

Jenny Toch
1 month ago
Jenny Toch 1 month ago

I'm currently working on a student film that deals with the relationship between a mother and son. Essentially, the mother isn't paying attention to the son and seeing that he has a problem. I want to set a POV shot from the mother's perspective (when they are sitting opposite of each other) where the son is out of focus or has a soft focus. Would this help convey the story or would it appear to be amateur?

Would love to hear from you. Thank you.

dmullenasc
1 month ago
dmullenasc 1 month ago

Wouldn’t a POV from the mother’s perspective imply she was looking at him and thus paying attention to him? Seems odd to suggest she’s looking right at him but he’s out-of-focus unless her attention is actually on some object in a different plane of focus, like a TV in the far background or a magazine in the near foreground.

Mike
1 month ago
Mike 1 month ago

Resending as it would not download

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The Byre
1 month ago
The Byre 1 month ago

Out of focus is out of focus - extremely irritating for the viewer!

her attention is actually on some object in a different plane of focus, like a TV in the far background

This!  She is not that interested in her son and his problems!  She is a narcissistic bully and not really interested in him or his problems.  His attempt to reach out to her, yet again, fail.  She is more interested in some vapid quiz show.  He is yet again an irritation!

 

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