In english we have just started our movie making unit. For one of our first exercise we have been working on different angle shots. We were split into different groups of two or three. I was put in a group with Alex. We walked to the roof to start thinking about different angle shots we could use. Alex and I decided to start with taking a picture of the simple angle shots, high and low angle shots. The high angle shot that we took was when i was taking the photo, i stood on top of a picnic table and pointed the camera down on Alex. Alex jumped up from the floor and it looked like an high angle shot. Another simple shot that we took was a low angle shot. It was hard to create this shot because when Alex was taking the photo he couldn’t get down low enough. I had to jump of the picnic tables as high as i could so that the low angle shot would look like that. After we had taken at least two shots in our group we could talk with other groups and work on some angle shots. My group worked with another group, Alina, Ravena and Tomoka where in it. I took a really good shot of Alina’s eye and it was really close!!!
I think that the purpose of this lesson was to learn about different angle shots and when they are used. We tried a lot of different short videos, but we kept having to delete and change them. The angles were not shown very well so we really had to try put the camera on an angle.
This was a good experience for me and the rest of my class because we got to go up to the roof for half a lesson and be able to be creative with a camera. I also think that this is a really good unit because it is not something that our class would usually be able to do so we can learn a lot from this. I cant wait to learn and start doing more.