analysis of film generally means
- Can you see a pattern to how the scenes are cut?
- How would you describe the pace/tempo of the film?
- How would you describe the main conflict?
- Is it internal where the character suffers inwardly?
- is it external caused by the surroundings or environment the main character finds himself/herself in?
This is a good video that explains these various techniques.
Images that refer to previous events in the characters` lives. Flashbacks can be used to foreshadow future events.
Spatial relationships. In film (painting, photography, theatrical performances, et cetera) perspective refers to the accurate depiction of three-dimensional space on a two-dimensional surface. (In experimental forms of film, of course, the accurate depiction is redefined.) Height and breadth come naturally to the surface but the added dimension of depth must be constructed through cameras, lenses, sets, and designs during composition. (See “anamorphic lens” and “composition”.)
Three-shot . A medium shot, featuring three actors.
Oblique angle . A shot which is photographed by a tilted camera. When the image is projected on the screen, the subject itself seems to be tilted on its side.
The Rule of Thirds is arguably the core of composition techniques. It’s a simple enough rule to learn and follow and will elevate the quality of your shots. Divide your frame into three sections vertically and three sections horizontally. Then, simply place your subject at one of the intersecting points. Simple enough! The Rule of Thirds works because it creates an asymmetrical image, thus mimicking natural and organic landscapes and imagery. It feels more natural to the human eye. Strict, perfect, geometrical shapes and arrangements are man made, but asymmetrical and uneven designs and layouts are more organic and natural.
Remember, the primary goal of composition is to control your audience’s focus. Everything else stems from there: the aesthetics, the subtext and underlying themes, etc.