Sunday, October 28, 2007

The Sea Inside: Post 3

Q: Refer to your notes on camera technique, camera angles, and camera movement. What scenes, in particular, do you remember where the film technique underscored meaning and added to the message the director was sending? Describe the shot, its significance, and its meaning in detail.

A: There was one shot I remember that stood out to me. It was when Ramon was describing an allusion (the allusion was being played out while Ramon was narrating it). The transition was from him as the man who was forever unable to move, to a man that could get up and fly to the sea. The camera was panning his body from head to toe, and in the middle of it he started to move his hand. The camera kept panning, and then slowly zoomed out. The message the director was trying to give was a dream that Ramon was sending. It was done very well and it wasn't confusing like this could have easily been.

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