Frame Analysis – Reference Points


In this interview with Miguel, I encountered a funny moment with angles and levels. I held the camera myself and would glance at the preview to see whether the shot was still working, this was to enable an informal conversation. However upon reviewing the footage I found that using an unusal reference point such as the table or top of the mug as a level, means that other things – the window sill and picture frame, might not be level. Quite unusual.



A technical note is that I relied too much on the auto-focus mechanism within the camera but this meant that throughout the long interview, the focal point would change to either Miguel’s animated hands or an object on the table. Disappointing, but a lesson to be learned.

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