Movie Making

1958 , Norfolk (Norfolk)

Tips on how to use a camera when making amateur films.

The first scenes show the interior of a camera shop. A woman approaches a male assistant behind the counter. He shows her a variety of movie cameras. There is a close-up shot of one of these cameras. He loads a film and shows the woman a sample finished product on a projector. The remaining scenes show the woman and her husband out in the countryside learning how to use the camera. Their car pulls up and they alight. They demonstrate loading a film and there are close-up shots showing this. The couple experiment with different methods of holding the camera and demonstrate winding. There are examples of different levels of exposure, showing the exposure meter and the finished effect. Each of the couple demonstrates panning and the resulting shots are shown. The film shows the couple using an aeroplane as an example of angles. These include shots from the aircraft itself. The end of the film is a series of captions on hints and tips.

Keywords

Amateur film-making; Cameras; Photography

Intertitles

CHOOSING YOUR CAMERA. Choose your camera with great care.Be guided by your dealer.He is as anxious as you to see you get the best for your money. Making the best of your choice. LOADING.Must be done in subdued light. Make sure the film is running through the gate. Make sure it is being taken up by the take up spool.Run off 3 to 4 feet of leader. HOLDING.Camera must be held steady. Where possible use a tripod. WINDING.Wind after every scene.This is important.Many unique shots have been missed by a run down spring. EXPOSURE.UNDER.OVER. CORRECT.PANNING. Pan Slowly. Pan on the same level.ANGLES.Angles make your film interesting. Take as many of the same subject as you can. Follow moving subjects. HINTS & TIPS. Think before you film. To avoid jump cuts change angle when camera stops.Take as many close=ups as possible. Allow 7 to 10 seconds for each scene.Titling & editing make a good film better. Do not jerk the trigger. Squeeze gently it will avoid a jump at the beggining of the film. Avoid obstructions to the light meter. This can cause over exposure.

Manifestations

Movie Making

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