This section presents some shot ideas to keep in mind when visualizing your film. Practice seeing how you can use the camera as a roving eye revealing important information in the story. Each camera shot ideally shows the most interesting thing in the film world at that moment in the story. Use different camera shots to communicate changing emotions along with color and composition.
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101 Camera Shots For Storyboarding
When planning your film visually it is important to use different types of camera shots to communicate the story and emotions. Use this camera shot list to get ideas for shots you normally might not use.
Camera Shot Composition Tips
Use these tips to design better looking camera shots. Rule of thirds, angles, balance, leading looks and leading lines are explained with illustrated examples.
The Color Psychology Chart
Use color to help develop the story and emotions in your film. This chart will give you an idea of what different colors may mean and how to use symbolic colors when designing you storyboard shots. More
Color Palettes From Famous Films
Use these sample RGB palettes to help plan your own! Notice how the colors used in these famous film examples are different than the ones you may usually choose.
Camera Shot Tips
Use these tips to create more interesting camera shots and plan how the shots will go together in a sequence to reveal story information in puzzle pieces.
Flat Screen Depth
Movies are viewed on flat screens so you need to be thinking about adding some depth to your shots to make them look more deep and interesting.
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Watch some sample movies below from the online Story Engine on Storytelling Goals, Creating Themes and Using Symbols and Metaphors. These short films are samples from the new 20 hour step-by-step "Writing A Great Script Fast" DVD Workshop.
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Below are some sample movies from the 94 minute version above on Storytelling Goals, Creating Themes and Using Symbols and Metaphors. These short films are part of the new 20 hour step-by-step "Writing A Great Script Fast" DVD Workshop:
Learn how to include themes in your films and stories in this free sample movie from the new step-by-step "Writing A Great Script Fast" DVD Workshop:
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