Shoot a Creative Roll of Film: Reproduce Your Favourite Movie Scenes with Film Photos | Denis Mamontov | Skillshare

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Shoot a Creative Roll of Film: Reproduce Your Favourite Movie Scenes with Film Photos

teacher avatar Denis Mamontov, I was born on Saturday

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6 Lessons (15m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Essentials

    • 3. Framing and Composition

    • 4. Angles

    • 5. Light

    • 6. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Take a look at movies as a source of inspiration or ideas to create a new photograph or explore a new style of photography.

In this class you will learn common photography skills in an unusual way. You will be using an often forgotten yet useful medium: film. From looking at the work of masters you'll learn the importance of:

  • Framing and Composition
  • Angles
  • Lighting

Whether you're just getting started with photography or are a seasoned stills veteran, you are sure to learn some new tips and tricks as you create movie scenes reproductions of your own. 


Students of all levels are welcome to experiment and submit projects. A working knowledge in photography may be helpful, but is not required.

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Denis Mamontov

I was born on Saturday


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1. Introduction: Hi. My name is Dennis and this class is about shooting a creative role of Bill. I'm a film photographer. I live in Ukraine and they went through hundreds of rolls off him. I want 2014 film for a dollar a day challenge and even made a short movie on field in this . Plus, we're going to be reintroducing movie scenes with a film camera. It could be a camera. I used a disposable camera for this project. The back of the box says worry. Free picture taken, maybe. And this is exactly what I want this class to be For you. It's very simple. This is something that you can do in a week. It's not something that you have to work on for months. We're gonna just pick a movie, find a disposable camera, look for some great movie scenes, capture and put them in the Project gallery. I will give you feedback. Hopefully, people will give you feedback and Huebel. Eventually we started to think with movie steals for your next doctor being Roger. This is something that anyone could start doing. You don't need to know any camera, a light settings. Anybody can start out and reproduce so favorite movie scenes. Who knows? Maybe you will become a unit. Still photographer and work hand in hand. Movie production team shirt. Wrong, Let's get started. 2. Essentials: When you learn photography, it is easier to get bored off shooting the stuff that you usually do. You find that you have shot almost everything around here. At least you think so. I often look at movies as a source of inspiration or ideas to create and your father graph or explore your style of photography. Looking at the work off masters on top of their game is a great way to learn photography. I'm not saying that all of us have access to spaceships and elaborate sets and lights. But looking at movies and analysing their shots and France can teach us a great deal about learning photography, you might have a wide range of film Congress just like me, and you can use any camera you prefer. But for this project, I want you to use this film camera disposable, easy setting, just white film. And should it just like that? It allows you to concentrate on the skills that I will be teaching. I recommend removing the flash from your camera. The light it provides is too harsh. For my example Project. I've chosen the movie being from 19 a. I'd like you to focus on the movie that don't have too much special effects. We're going to concentrate our attention on the following aspects of this scene. Framing and composition and angles. This can be creative. Shot off everyday objects, liking contrasting colors using colored light to create a movement. I prefer to have a camera by my side. When I'm watching a movie, basically what it does, it's making the image smaller. This is how I discover the scenes that look really great for this class assignment. I'd like you to choose a movie, watch it in smaller size, then make screenshots off the scenes and upload them to your phone. 3. Framing and Composition: we're going to cover basic cinematic techniques that can also be applied in photography. Framing is divided in the following sizes. Extreme close up focuses on the single facial feature, such as lips or eyes Close up may be used to show tension. Medium shot. Often used but considered bad practice by many directors, it is generally less effective than close up a long shot. Subjects or characters are some distance from the camera. They are seen in full within their surrounding environment. Extreme long shot, the subject for characters are very much in the background off the shop, establishing shot mainly used at the new location to give the audience that scene or local tea composition is usually built with people. It can be based on two. Three people for a crowd demonstrate framing, have terms in the scene from the movie where Josh wakes up Growing up, we can see some good close ups of his big feet that shows in those three images to reproduce with the film camera. No, let's see what I got. The camera purchase was expired. You can see that the collars doesn't match at all in this shop. I went too low with the camera. I think the angle of the camera could be lower here on the beat are not their oil. Also, you can see the direct light from the flesh. Make this image a bit harsh, This image loose, static. You can see that the model is standing in place. I could try to take this picture while the mother was moving. If you look again at the image, you probably noticed a pair of shoes laying in the background. I mentioned that this can serve as an inspiration for product placement shop. 4. Angles: the different camera angles will have different effects on the viewer and how they received the scene that is shot. There are a number off camera angles, such as a high angle shot, a low angle shot. They also include the eye level camera and go. A high angle shot is a shot in which the camera is physically higher than the subject, and it's looking down upon this object. The high angle shot can make the subject loose, small or weak or vulnerable, while a low handle shock is taken from below the subject and has the power to make the subject look powerful and threatening. A neutral shot or island will shot because little to no physical effect on the viewer. This shot is when the camera is level or looking straight on with its object. Let's analyze this scene and find the angles used. We see a grown up George racing his bike as best as he can to see the park where you're from yesterday. All of the cuts here are shown with eye level and go in different frames, the beginning constantly showing from the low and go to demonstrate that he small here, rights and finds out that the park is no longer there. That's a couple circles on degree. These actuals in the full of it still stood. The first photo is quite good, but I was standing in place and you can see that this subject is not facing the camera as straight as original. This one is lacking some day. But I like I'm really happy with this photo. Although the bridge is missing, this shot is also great. I feel like I reproduce the scene. 5. Light: light in the movies is used to create mood. It can be generally divided in warm or cold day or night. Outdoor night scenes can be shot both with colder bluish callers or warmer reds. Day seems are mostly warm or naturally colored. Mixing color temperatures can be used to great effect, like in this scene off Terminator two, where we can see blue and orange light. Most of the colors we see in movies or digital photography are a result off color manipulation. It's a normal part of filmmaking. It can be applied for a sequence that might take many days to film to make it look as if it happened on there one day, or to represent different worlds. Like in metrics, the whole movie. O Brother, Where art Thou had its color de saturated instead of this look, they wanted this dry, dusty look that Iraq, the Dust Bowl era of the thirties, they feel often old picture book. You can see what they did in the final shot, which starts in color and gradually seeps away to almost black and white. Similar to this photo with my dad I showed last summer, I have chosen these do seems to reproduce. In the beginning of the movie Big, we can see some warm, natural life, too, used to show the happy times. Here are the two images that have chosen to reproduce The weather wasn't the same as in movie when I was reproducing this scene, but I didn't expect that image to be so dark. The second image is slightly lighter, but still to dar partially. This is because the disposable camera is preset to shoot in bright conditions, so try to shoot your stills in the bright weather. 6. Final Thoughts: Hey, everyone, thanks so much for making it through to the end. I hope you've gotten a lot from this class and are ready to start your own frayed of roll of film. I really encourage you to share your results in the class Project gallery so I can give you feedback to quickly recap what we've covered. Your first Lenfest the troops and watch a movie making screenshots of this scene that you'd like to reproduce. And the lies this scene for the framing angles and lights used. Shoot your own role of Hume, then develop and the float disk and the results to the Project gallery. I hope that this glass will help you to improve your approach. The photography No matter how experience here today I'm really excited to see a projects feel free to ask any questions you might have. Thanks for watching. We'll see you in the next class