Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Camera Shots Within Opening Sequences

Normally in most opening sequences you can find various different camera shots. In some ways these shots are very similar in the way there are timed and conveyed. The most apparent camera shot used for me would be the wide shot, i think this is used most because it helps set the scene of the film and give a clear location of where it is being set. In addition to this pans and tracking camera shots are also used a lot. These shots are normally used to show main character names or main company or distribution names. A good example of this is the Forest Gump opening sequence. In this opening sequence there is a feather flying round in the air of a city. From this the audience are without knowing gathering information about the setting and key areas of the film.