Workflow and Creative Camera Techniques

Visual Exercise 1

Water of Leith | Visual Exercise 1

Workflow and Creative Camera Techniques

By Kate McIntosh and Lauren Prince

Myself and Lauren chose the location next to the Water of Leith because we were both attracted to how much the spot contrasts with the city it’s hidden in. We opted not to use a tripod with the camera for two reasons: the location had unstable ground and was right beside a body of water, and we wanted to use a POV perspective to add a sense of intimacy to the shots. Our narrative flows along with the river, with the POV character moving away from man made paths,  making their way further along the riverbed until they reach a place of tranquillity.

I really love this location for its variety; the river fluctuating from rapid to calm and back again, the sound of the wind in the leaves. It’s this along with how utterly quiet it is, despite the main road being five minutes away, that makes for interesting shots.

 

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