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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 03:04 PM
I'm a director and video-editor for the Dutch Television so I think I can give you some tips & hints.

1. think about the axis... not talking about axis in the name of Germans but in the way of directions. Example: you're making a movie of a man walking to his office. he leaves the door and walks through the screen from right to left... keep him moving from right to left. Imagine what happens when you suddenly make him move from left to right... he walks back home. So when you're making a movie of a Messerschmitt on its way to the east front make it move from left to right... let the oponent plane move from right to left.. and you can imagine they fly to eachother

2. Make a mix of closeups, medium & wide shots... use diferent angles etc... most of the time a cut from wide to closeup doesn't feel well. It's better to go wide, medium, close, super close

3. think about the composition, most of the time teh picture looks more exiting when you doesn't show the whole plane.. you can cut of a part of the wing

4. incoming lines, a wingfrom the left bottom of the screen and another wing in the right top gives dimension

End of teh first tips.. I can give more if you like...

ervani
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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 03:04 PM
I'm a director and video-editor for the Dutch Television so I think I can give you some tips & hints.

1. think about the axis... not talking about axis in the name of Germans but in the way of directions. Example: you're making a movie of a man walking to his office. he leaves the door and walks through the screen from right to left... keep him moving from right to left. Imagine what happens when you suddenly make him move from left to right... he walks back home. So when you're making a movie of a Messerschmitt on its way to the east front make it move from left to right... let the oponent plane move from right to left.. and you can imagine they fly to eachother

2. Make a mix of closeups, medium & wide shots... use diferent angles etc... most of the time a cut from wide to closeup doesn't feel well. It's better to go wide, medium, close, super close

3. think about the composition, most of the time teh picture looks more exiting when you doesn't show the whole plane.. you can cut of a part of the wing

4. incoming lines, a wingfrom the left bottom of the screen and another wing in the right top gives dimension

End of teh first tips.. I can give more if you like...

ervani
www.lastresort.nu (http://www.lastresort.nu)

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 05:09 PM
thankyou

helps me

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XyZspineZyX
10-24-2003, 11:24 PM
...or can I suggest you view or download my "Basics of Virtual Film Composition" tutorial which is posted on the Virtual War Cinema web site at the following thread:

http://www.blacksheepwebdesign.net/VirtualWarCinema/viewtopic.php?t=48

Hope it helps!