Wanna see sum good "video" camera-work...?;-)

Discussion in 'Amateur Video Production' started by David Ruether, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Hey, wanna see some purdy good "video" camera-work (you
    know, with moving-frame pans and moving view-points - and
    also with very decent composition and pacing)? Here is an
    example of what could be done (in color, no less...;-) in,
    wait for it................., 1927!!! 8^)

    (Best viewed at 480p using the medium-sized display option.)
    David Ruether, Jan 29, 2014
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  2. David Ruether

    Brian Guest

    Thanks David for the link it was a interesting look at the past.

    I liked the way they managed to keep the camera still even when traveling
    along the road as there were no stabilisers built into cameras in those
    days. Zoom lens were not available which made getting a closer look at the
    cricket game not possible. I didn't like the way the music kept repeating
    itself at first but I got use to it. The pace was good as there was time to
    study each shot.
    Some closeups of people in the video such as the scene with of the fountain
    with the child would have helped but people are camera shy.
    Brian, Jan 30, 2014
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  3. David Ruether

    Jeff Thies Guest

    The color is more interesting:



    And so is the story of the photographer, almost the inventor of

    By '27 the art and technique of movie making was well developed,
    particularly in Germany.

    From 1924 and Murnau check out The Last laugh. Murnau invented much of
    the "unchained camera" pan/tilt/tracking techniques for that film.

    It's a typical role for Emil Jannings that he played to perfection.

    I think Netflix may have that in Streaming. Beautiful and striking film,
    with indeed, a last laugh.
    Jeff Thies, Mar 18, 2014
  4. Murnau was more than a little interesting as a
    film-maker (an understatement!;-) --
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/F._W._Murnau and
    "The Last Laugh" is a "gem", as is "Nosferatu" --
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nosferatu Here was
    a film-maker who really cared about the visuals
    and their ability to help communicate the story
    and to add to the story being told - and the
    visuals were often VERY unusual!;-) The quality
    of the sets, lighting, makeup, costuming, and
    camera work in Nosferatu were exceptionally
    good for the time, and they still stand out as
    being excellent.
    David Ruether, Mar 18, 2014
  5. David Ruether

    Jeff Thies Guest

    Oddly since all copies were ordered destroyed, Nosferatu is better
    known. One of the scariest villians, ever. I do not know how Max Schreck
    could look like that.

    I've seen this:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunrise:_A_Song_of_Two_Humans `

    It's like a Hitchcock, an influence for him, probably. Hitchcock did
    some films in Germany.

    Faust is, I think, is available. Everything else is much harder.

    The Germans were telling powerful storylines then. "M" from Lang, and
    Box of Pandora from Pabst, both around 29,30, could not be better crafted.

    Here was
    I agree.

    Jeff Thies, Mar 18, 2014
  6. David Ruether

    Jeff Thies Guest

    From the same year, comes this from the US.


    A lot of sets and effects (and a lot of money), and Fairbanks is on top
    of his form. He moves so well.

    I mention these not because you are unfamiliar, but other readers may
    not have known the state of film making, 90 years ago, was well developed.

    Jeff Thies, Mar 18, 2014
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