Invasion of the Body Snatchers

Scaling down – Zoom out (Part 2)

Here we go with the emotional aspect of zooming out. Scaling characters down by zooming out on them objectifies their figures and make them look isolated or defeated. But design and speed also have an important role Continue reading

Dynamic occlusion – Opening

In Lens flares – In motion, we came across a classic use of lens flares ‘opening’ a shot to introduce a character. Let’s expand that to other types of occluders in order to clear up a confusing state or situation, to scare the audience or Continue reading

Overlays – Translucency and opacity

Translucent and opaque overlays make it even more difficult for the audience to keep up with characters’ intentions. By concealing their traits, those overlays play on the tendency of human nature to Continue reading