Point of view focal length
Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:23 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:51 PM
I'd just scope it out through the finder beforehand and see what feels best...
Tricky question is how to differentiate between a POV head move and the resulting parallax movement and/or just the eyes moving - much faster, more jiggly and no parallax ie. center of rotation around the film plane -
You'd need a camera head offset upon another head ...
Posted 25 March 2007 - 02:59 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:36 PM
What I'm suggesting is that you'll need to do both ... head = head & offset = eyes - have your film plane at the offset's center of rotation
pan at the head or at the offset?
Look at your monitor - now move your head left or right - notice how your neck moved and your eyes moved to keep the monitor in view ...
We do this all the time, it s part of body language - weather we move our head in the direction of a speaker but not our eyes, or just our eyes but not the head, or both head and eyes or neither all mean different things... One usually follows the other, the difference in timing can lead to insights into a persons motivations ...
I'm not sure what the conversation is or if there is any subversive elements, characters 'in the know' etc... But as you are effectively being the actor in this case I think you have a neat opportunity to inject some character into the movement ...
Another classic is when people are answering a yes or no question - they may answer 'no' but their head is busy nodding - watch the news, it happens all the time...
hmmm, actually is it the film plane or the point at which the rays invert ? 'invert' in the sense of the point the lines cross when drawing ray diagrams, usually somewhere in between the back element and film plane ...
I forget which exactly, and still have early morning brain fuzz so cant model it in my head - coffee!
anyway, a quick look through a finder would quickly solve that problem
Edited by Nick Mulder, 25 March 2007 - 03:36 PM.
Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:40 PM
Posted 25 March 2007 - 03:52 PM
Sorry I couldn't answer your original query though - I'm a 16mm nerd, so its all a bit out of whack