We looked at various aspects of film and non fiction in this, our latest training day. I shared Tasty.co as a great site for instructional films based on recipes.
We used iMovie to create our own instructional films that featured lots of the techniques used in the Tasty videos. Here are some examples.
We learnt how to use filming techniques in interviews using approaching shots, green screening and cutaways. Cutaways are one of the hardest things we ask children to do. Here Philip
drones on excites us all with his tale of breaking a seat at Elland Road whilst Shannele struggles to stay awake. This type of shot would actually be used to cut away from the speaker to add variety and to join different shots of the speaker together. In news reports we often see a nodding reporter or a close up of scribbling on a notepad.