It is you, not the camera, who makes the picture. Why some pictures are great and other dull? Great pictures convey a mood, a thought, meaning or emotion.  Read through to learn how to do great images for the film industry.

Thoughts On ShootWho Creates The Image?

Although it is the camera operator’s main responsibility, a lot of other people intervene to produce the pictures you eventually see on the screen – set designers, directors, lighters, lab staff and editors.

Composing The Picture

The goal of composition is to create an attractive image that effectively communicates the production’s message. There is a way of arranging pictures to direct viewers to certain features and to make them respond in a certain way – with anticipation, unease, apprehension, excitement, restful calm.

Camera men are temped from time to time to introduce a shocking image – distorted perspectives from a close wide-angle lens, very-low-angle shots, or pictures using weird reflections, and this can be great for the film if it works in the direction of the actual subject and does not merely distract the audience.

There are composition principles to be followed to create an appropriate image.

Practical Composition. Adjust framing.

Position the shot to include/exclude parts of the scene or to alter the subjects’ position in the frame.

Increase or decrease the lens angle of view.

The lens angle of view determines how much of the scene appears in the picture from the selected viewpoint.

Adjust the camera position.

As the camera moves, foreground objects change position in the frame more noticeably than distant ones. So even slight readjustments can considerably alter the compositional relationships.

Change the shot proportions.

By altering the lens angle, and changing the camera distance to compensate, you can keep the same size shot but adjusting proportions within it.