Part of Lesson Plan: Basics of Camera Movement and Perspective
Activity Overview / Details
Here’s where it gets even more fun:
Now that we’ve made the comparison between written language and visual language, let’s think about perspective:
What does "First-person narrative" mean in the written story? - Let your students answer...
"I" –the point-of-view of the person telling the story.
Well in the world of video production, we call that perspective "SUBJECTIVE". When the camera's point-of-view represents that of a character, then the camera becomes the "I" in the shot. The camera observes the point-of-view of the subject of the shot.
(write or type the word SUBJECTIVE for the students to see)
What does Second-person narrative mean?
"He, or She" - the once-removed perspective. This shot in film and video is called the OBJECTIVE SHOT. The objective shot is like second-person and third-person written narrative in that it observes the action like a fly on the wall, or like someone sitting on the sideline.
Pass-out the handout titled, "Camera Perspectives" and go over each description with the class as a guided discussion of perspective and camera shots.
Materials / Resource
- CAMERA PERSPECTIVES [ Download ]