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Tuesday AM

The way you composition each shot is the key to making interesting animations that tell a compelling story. It is also important that everyone in your team is using the same vocabulary so lets review a handful of the different types of shots and camera angles you can use in your productions.

Check out this great description of the shots with an image for illustration.


Use a digital still camera to create a photo story using a variety of camera shots and angles. Think carefully about how each type of composition will help to tell your story. For example, you might want to start with a wide shot to establish the setting and characters.



Now move onto the Transformation Project.

Additional Information

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understanding and exploit the incredible power of the edge of the frame.

Take 5: 5 tips for Creative Camerawork (11:18)
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with your camera.