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Introduction to Time Lapse | Tutorial & Tips – BTC Lab #6

 

A time lapse is a method of filming slow actions by taking a series of single pictures, or long videos, over a period of time and then putting them together to show the action happening very quickly.

Break the Couch Lab is a series of videos in wich we study and research each time a new filmmaking skill.

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Steadicam & Stabilizers 101 (with Tarion) – BTC Lab #5

Beginners don’t have to be afraid of the steadicam or other stabilizers. Here you will find all you need to know to get started, equipment possibilities, budgets, first time tries and many useful tricks. We show examples with our recently bought Tarion Steadicam (and this is not an advertisement).

Break the Couch Lab is a series of videos in wich we study and research each time a new filmmaking skill.

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“Who Likes to Party” Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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Centriphone Technique | Tutorial & Tips – BTC Lab #4

By using materials you can find around your house and a GoPro Hero4 Black Edition we explain how we made a gadget that lets you swing your camera around your head and have the lens constantly pointed towards you mimicking the Matrix Bullet effect.

Break the Couch Lab is a series of videos in wich we study and research each time a new filmmaking skill.

Break the Couch website:
https://breakthecouch.com

Song (under CC Attribution licence): Michett – Sprite

Camera Angles – BTC Lab #3

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CAMERA ANGLES

When talking about camera Angles what we mean is the relationship between the camera and the object being filmed. This gives emotional information to an audience, and guides their judgment about the character or object in shot. A scene may be shot from several camera angles simultaneously. The different camera angles will have different effects on the viewer and how they perceive the scene that is shot. The more “extreme” the angle, the more symbolic and heavily-loaded the shot.

All videos are either public domain or our own shots.

Break the Couch Lab is a series of videos in which we study and research each time a new filmmaking skill.

Song (under CC Attribution licence):
Doctor Turtle – 05 – It Looks Like The Future But It Feels Like The Past

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Types of Shots – BTC Lab #2

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TYPES OF SHOTS & BASIC TIPS

A camera shot is the amount of space that is seen in one shot or frame. Camera shots are used to demonstrate different aspects of a film’s setting, characters and themes. Using them the filmmaker can manipulate the audience’s field of view. As a result, camera shots are very important in shaping meaning in a film.

All videos are either public domain or our own shots.

Break the Couch Lab is a series of videos in which we study and research each time a new filmmaking skill.

Song (under CC Attribution licence):
Doctor Turtle – 05 – It Looks Like The Future But It Feels Like The Past

Types of Shots

Cuts & Transitions – BTC Lab 1

RESEARCHING CUTS & TRANSITIONS

A cut is an abrupt or sudden change or jump in camera angle, location, placement, or time, from one shot to another. A visual cut consists of a transition from one scene to another.

The basic categories of cutting we analyse in these videos are: Hard Cut, Cutting on action, Cuttaway, Look off, Cross cutting, Jump Cut, Match cut, Dissolve, Smash Cut, Iris, Wipe, Fade, Invisible cut, Combinations of the previous. We made some small examples using playmobil toysso that we will have easy and first hand experience.

Break the Couch lab is a series of videos in which we study and research each time a new filmmaking skill.

Song (under CC Attribution licence):
Doctor Turtle – 05 – It Looks Like The Future But It Feels Like The Past

Official Trailer

The official trailer of our documentary is now released.

More than a Marble Path / Κάτι Περισσότερο απο Μονοπάτι
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