We have come to the end of the second week of the National Female Pre-tech Training Programme. In today’s class session, the lead trainer, Jerry, proceeded in teaching the types of camera movement. He discussed with them; Pull out, inverse of push-in (which is used to show finality, detachment0, Arc. Flow in a 180degrees to 360 degrees way horizontally( which is used to emphasize the person and their surrounding or if the subject is looking), Tracking is following a subject through a sequence forward or backwards and lastly Lateral tracking/trucking which is following a subject from the side.
After, this session the class was engaged in the conversation and review of the Titanic movie and Heritage. The class then proceeded to learn camera handling tips such as the importance of always using both hands and also taking big leaps when tracking
Jerry then introduced to participants Pre-production. He described it as the stage of film, television or commercial production that takes place before the filming begins. The class further learned about production and what goes into the production process. He added that the production process is the stage that is generally easier if your planning is thorough and well thought out.
Students were taken through these production terminologies, Call Sheet, Crew Call, 10/100 or 10/1 Picture’s Up, Video village, Hot Set, Last looks and Wrap
After, the class set out in groups to shoot an advertisement for a product of their choosing. The ladies worked on their project bring into play all the things they learned and returned to the class session to present it. The trainer was stunned at the results they had achieved and further encouraged them to keep working on their skills
In closing, Jerry tasked the class to shoot a video using a technique where the subject disappears in the video.