● main types of shots ● digital and traditional visual recording techniques – advantages and disadvantages ● main film-making equipment ● filming on location and filming on set – advantages and disadvantages ● other film vocabulary
– this topic gives you the advantage of focusing on your particular field of interest, whether it be animation, production, technical support, etc. Make sure you can describe stages of film production (live action or animation), different crew responsibilities, different members of cast, etc.
Even if you’re already familiar with basic shots, here’s a video showing them one by one, with the caption in English. Not perfect, but the first minutes will do.
practice explaining these shots in English, using examples (i.e. what the viewers see on the screen, how the camera move, etc.)
Long Shot (Wide Shot)
High Angle Shot
Low Angle Shot
Reverse Angle Shot
Over the shoulder Shot
Worm’s Eye Shot
Bird’s eye Shot
Crane / Boom Shot, etc.
For some inspiration and vocabulary on digital filmmaking techniques, watch this two-part generous behind-the-scenes video on the digital techniques used in Sin City. Interesting insights and very useful tips with great vocabulary by Robert Rodriguez:
For more film making vocabulary (including animation) here are some suggestions
feature (full length) film
shoot (shot, shot!)
stages of production
as always, feel free to leave a comment, ask, recommend : )