Preproduction

Different Types Of Camera Shots And Angles

Different Types Of Camera Shots And Angles

Knowing the names of the different types of camera shots is important but how do you decide when to use them? Would a close-up, medium close-up or medium shot work best for this scene? Should I use over the shoulder shots for a conversation? And what if the characters are not even facing each other? We'll show you the differences and the why to help you decide what shots work best for your projects.

Storyboarding for People Who Can and Can’t Draw

Storyboarding for People Who Can and Can’t Draw

Frank asks you when a storyboard would be helpful and why, and shows how to create storyboards and animatics using paper, the app Paper, and this new, amazing, free program Storyboarder that actually, really works. OMG, he is not joking.

You don’t need to create beautiful storyboards for the world to see, just okay ones that allow you and your editing and team to figure out if the shots you plan to shoot will give you the vision you see in your head.