Capturing Movement and Athleticism

This session was a practical introduction to the skills needed to create a film, operating the camera,recording sound etc.

The basketballers were particularly keen to capture the sense of movement and athleticism in their sport, not easy to do on camera, but they are up for the challenge!

Basketball on Film

According to the guys in The Factory Youth Zone Basketball team , ‘Coach Carter’ is one of the best films about basketball. Do you agree?

Jim and Sue met with members of the team to discuss the project and start the practical sessions. We used screen shots from ‘Coach Carter’ to look at the literacy of the film-making i.e. how the Director and Director of Photography (DoP) choose to frame a particular shot in a particular way. The group identified that long shots can tell us, the viewer, where the story is set . No glamorous uniform for this team, and their body language tells a story.

A close up can be a powerful tool to convey emotion! We didn’t fancy being on the end of this team talk!