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Advice on Specific Styles of Filming

  • Ryan Vachon


The last few chapters expanded discussions about the basics of filming to greater details – composition, light, steady hands, focal length, angles, and so much more. These are the foundations for capturing persuasive clips. Helpful hints and directions go a long way when filming; however, there is more to filming than just understanding how to use your quiver or manipulating your environment. The kind of media that you weave into your movie (e.g., video interviews, animations, fieldwork, landscapes, photos, or narrations) creates a relationship with a viewer. Hopefully your choice of media helps to strengthen your story. Because of the large influence of media-type on how films affect audiences, specific media-type may be more appropriate for one style of film over others. Here we will delve into some of the methods behind filming interviews, landscapes, stop motion animation, news reports , and screenplays . There are a number of other film types, but these represent a great staging point to move forward with the films that you have in mind.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ryan Vachon
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  1. 1.Institute of Arctic and Alpine ResearchUniversity of Colorado, Boulder Earth InnitiativesBoulderUSA

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