If it were not for these and other similar shots, then we would never have been able to see with our own eyes old New York and people looked like in 1908, very distant for us.
And today, almost everyone has the opportunity to capture on video what is happening around him. Well, try at least for the New Year holidays to become a photographer, video chronicler, a reporter, perpetuating the first steps of 2021.
Who knows, all of a sudden it is in your frames that descendants will represent our time. And to do this, aiming at something with a video camera, keep this thought in your head. What would you like to show to posterity? Do they need to see it in full growth? Do you need to consider something in more detail? This will help you cut the unnecessary and shoot in a variety of ways.
Our eyes, directly connected to the brain, are an amazingly delicate device that can cover a large space and focus on a tiny object, excluding everything else from the sphere of attention. So when examining frames, having received an initial general impression, we want to see its parts in more detail, be it even a small object. That is, by changing the scale and angle of the shots being shot and collecting the plot of their individual pieces, we largely copy our visual impressions in real life.
But when changing the shooting points, you need to remember that you cannot make unreasonable jumps from one point to another. A scene consisting of a number of plans will leave the impression of a single whole only if it is visually logically built, that is, each plan seems to continue the previous one.
And one more thing: remember that your trump card is subjectivity, so try to shoot more of the little things that you noticed. Such “subjective” shots raise amateur creativity to the height of interest comparable to professional cinema, because the found “clean” texture will always justify errors in camera skills. It is not for nothing that professionals use amateur footage in their work, if something unique is captured on them. Therefore, do not hesitate and do not be lazy to shoot any little thing on the camera if it seemed to you something curious.