Still Stories

For this post, I am finding pictures from movies and videos related to the theme of myth, legend, and folklore. I don’t believe I will be very great at finding these specific examples that match the “narration” of the image, but I will try.

Moment: I chose a scene from 300 where the photographer who would’ve taken it had to be thinking there was something going to happen before it actually did. I think lighting and depth is used as well, but I’m sticking with moment for this image


Balance: For the rule of thirds, I chose Sebastian from the little mermaid dancing and sliding down King Neptune statue’s foot.

Foreground/Background: I chose the movie poster of “The Water Horse” That movie is about the legend of the lochness monster. This image shows a beautiful background with the loch in the front with the boy.

Selection: I chose the 9 headed dragon from “Percy Jackson, the Lightning Thief” for my selection. I think that is a cool picture!

Contrast: I chose “Percy Jackson” again because of the lighting with him and the dragon spitting fire at him in the air while he’s in the air with his flying shoes.

Perspecctive: I chose a picture from “A Knights Tale” with the characters looking down at a camera.

Depth: I chose another scene from “A Knights Tale” with Heath Ledure jousting. He is close to the camera and it shows the crowd in the background.

Lighting: I chose a picture from “Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets” when Harry was dueling Draco. The sun was right on Harry creating more drama in the scene.

Cinematography in Wonder Woman

For this cinematography assignment I decided to look at the new Wonder Woman movie. Here is what I found…

This is a great shot that shows foreground and background. She is clearly the focus of the shot in the foreground and the city in the distance is the background.

This screenshot is a perfect example of depth. The rocks in the background being slightly blurry and faded out show their distance from the main focus of the scene.

This shot of Wonder Woman is a showing the contrast of light and dark. The contrast is due to her dark black cape and the shadow on her face contrasting with the bright light shinning in from the window.

This is one of my personal favorite screen shots and scenes from the entire movie. This is an excellent action shot that shows the moment occurring. The power in her stance, her facial expression, the movement of her hair matching the power of her force. All of these aspects add to the moment of this image.

This movie has so many examples of amazing cinematography, I highly recommend it to anyone who has not yet seen it!