Tips for creating depth?
Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:00 AM
Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:20 AM
-depth of field
-foreground elements (preferably out of focus)
-lateral camera movement
Take a look at painters throughout history, especially those who were pre-photography, and study what tricks they used.
Posted 13 July 2007 - 09:59 AM
Personally I use many different things to form frame. One professor told my friend "Each frame should be a painting..."
#1. Perspective. Have a horizon line and a vanishing point. Having perspective is important for creating depth.
#2.The golden mean, and fibonacci numbers. Like Walter Murch seems to think- numbers and film work together- And I know that it's not just editing Walter, it's framing too. So study the masters of painting and see how they grew to show focus within composition using these techniques.
#3.There are many different lighting techniques to show depth. Chiaroscuro for example, another carry over from classical painting, can be reproduced to show separation of fore, mid, and background.
Of coarse these are all design related- the magic happens when your doing it. All of your instinct from your personal experience, art you've seen and nature will come to you naturally when your making it happen.
Edited by Josh Brokenbourgh, 13 July 2007 - 10:00 AM.