Sunday, January 10, 2010

Camera Moves: Head Point

In DAZ Studio, under the parameters tab, we set the active camera's "point at" selection to her head so it keeps her head exactly in the center of the frame at all times. The director, Stanley Kubrick, used this technique in the film "The Shining" when he kept the eye of Jack Nicholson exactly in the center of the frame while he was going up the stairs and down the hall. It keeps the audience's attention focused on the main subject, even in jump cuts so the audience doesn't have to jerk their vision all over the screen, but concentrate on the subject while using peripheral vision for surrounding movements.

1 comment:

Hobbes said...