Aaron Field

Film, Photography, Graphic Deisgn


Camera Angles and Emotion

Camera Angles

  • Profile shot – Side of Face
  • Use tape markers for correct angles
  • Camera movement – Motivating Emotion
  • Camera needs to move in relation to someone or something
  • Crane down drops you into the story, brings you into the world
  • Crane up puts actor into perspective – Actor is small/What they’re up against
  • High to low angle – Feeling of authority or dominance
  • Handheld camera movements – Uneasy or danger/Edgy pushes emotion into your face
  • Quick pan can change the emotion of a scene completely
  • Quick push in – Feeling of surprise or shock
  • Slow dolly in – Creates tension or increases intimacy with character
  • Dolly away – Emotionally lost or abandoned/empathy
  • Dolly across – reveals something that changes emotion
  • Glidecam shot – Epic or dreamlike without handheld jitters
  • 360 Spin – “Before the storm” Somethings about to happen
  • Zolly – Dolly+Zoom/Zooming while dollying. Overwhelming/emotional feelings, blows actors mind. Background moves in while camera moves in

Depth of Field

  • Sun – Rim Light: Comes around the side of the subject
  • Softbox – Fills facial features and softens
  • Diffuser – Breaks up light on it isn’t so harsh



Exercise 6.5 – Ethics of Digital Manipulation

In this situation it would be completely acceptable to digitally manipulate this photo in order to protect the victims identity and keep the victim safer.


  • Keeps the victim of the crime safer from future harm
  • Encourages the victim to share their story while maintaining their privacy


  • Readers may question the validity of the source
  • People would want to know who the victim is in order to determine their own safety if said victim is a friend or lives nearby

In a situation like this it’s important to maintain the personal safety and privacy of the victim, because if the person who committed the crime recognizes them it could put the victim in danger.


Photoshop Basics


For this project we looked into using different tools and techniques in order to create composted images. I took an image of Jackson Jones (with consent) and made him into Hugh Jackmans Wolverine. I started by using the quick selection tool on Jacksons face and copied that. Afterwords I went into the wolverine picture and used the healing brush to completely remove his head so no parts of his head would show up behind Jacksons. I pasted Jackson in and used the eraser to clean up the image. I also used the defringe tool to clean up the extra pixels. After that I changed the Brightness & Contrast, desaturated and added clarity for more grit.

Before Images

After Images

What I Learned

From this project I learned a lot about patience. This project isn’t difficult, but does require a lot of small tweaks and adjustments to get it just right. I didn’t want to just dismiss this as an easy project and half donkey it. I spent a lot of time on the small pieces of it to make it look the way I wanted. Hooplah.


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