Template:Film School:Storyboarding:Pop Quiz:Answers2

Answers to the Pop Quiz on thumbnail storyboarding (continued).

Kasturika says,

"Answer 1:
As the story begins, the characters are introduced as standing outside the theatre so we should show the theatre first and then focus on the characters
By showing the theatre or a poster of the movie, we can create an interest in what is about to happen, we can then focus on the two characters. This way the viewer can understand in what context the people are talking.
Thus, the first shot should be of the poster, that is image number 10
Answer 2:
Once the poster is shown, we can focus on the characters. We must show both the characters as looking at the poster. Further, we have to show 'who' they are, that is, there is an old person and a young person
Image number 3 is suitable for this purpose. It highlights the curiosity of the younger person as well as the wisdom of the older person while they are looking at the poster " - 5 points (23 May 2007)

A. Straea says,

"I would choose frame 17, followed by frame 10. Frame 17 shows both characters, but is mainly focused on the younger person, giving the audience the impression that this younger person must be the character that moves the story forward. I would have it followed by frame 10, which explains what the two characters were looking at. At this point not much can explain the significance of the poster just yet, but it gives the impression that the two had just seen (or planning on seeing, if the dialogue isn't taken into account) that particular movie. " - 4 points (27 May 2007)


Disilver says,

"First Shot:

The set-up shot Image 21. This long shot of the exterior and characters sets the scene.

Second Shot:

Image 3. Curious Young Person (CYP) is probably our 'star.'

Image 22 is also good. Either shot gives us a more intimate look at the characters. The partial visibility of the movie poster helps put their conversation in context. These are both limited depth of field shots with the CYP in focus. But Image 3 emphasizes the CYP 'star' by putting her up front while the camera angle emphasizes the stature of the supporting Wise Older Person (WOP) in the background. These WOPs are the target audience we're flattering into a buying decision." - 4 points (30 May 2007)

Tpayne says,

"First Shot - frame 21. This is a great establishing shot. It shows the characters looking at the poster as well as showing the movie theater our characters just exited.

Second Shot - frame 4. I would use this shot when the young character starts dialog. We have already established where the characters are and what they are looking at, now this shot gives us a clear view of what both characters look like." - 4 points (30 May 2007)

Wachapon2 says,

"As a first shot I would use #21 because it gives us an establishing shot of the setting and then #15 because it gives us a better perspective of what the characters are doing and what is it that they are looking at clearly." - 4 points (2 June 2007)

Velvetborzoi says,

"I choose picture 21, as it shows a long shot of the 2 subjects with the whole background. The first shot should set the tone for the film, and give us a feel for the characters in it. For the second shot, i'll go with picture 20 which shows the older person closr to te camera, and the younger person away from it. It's a metaphor for the bigger, older, ? wiser old person, to whom the younger one looks up to. Finally, i would like to extend my appreciation to you and this site for sharing your expertise with the nebies. Thanks." - 4 points (6 June 2007)

AgentOO says,

"I have chosen to expand on frame 21 and create one for myself as an opener. All of the rest of the frames are great however they seem stagnant to me. They do not give the feeling of a just watched a movie as an opener; instead the characters seem like they are going to choose the film not review it. One of the main reasons I choose this route is more observational than anything else; people view the poster on their way in and rarely on the way out. I like the way that frame 21 also visually explains what movie is/was showing, what time of day it is, and possibly even that it might be a last show.

My Second choice is frame 13 this depicts the most interaction about a conversation after a film to me." - 4 points (19 June 2007)

Tunderboy9 says, "I think that should be the nr. 10 Because you begin by the poster and than the old person comes to the right side and the old person from the left side. And that is when they began speaking. The second shot should be the nr.8." - 4 points (7 July 2007)

Mok says,

Shot one:
It shows all the elements in the frame as a preface to the story, and to be the reference that makes us see the whole picture. It also puts a question “What they are looking at?” We are seeing the poster but we aren’t seeing its details.
Shot two:
“The poster” Now we could see the details clearly. Such details are the answer of the previous question. - 5 points (20 July 2007)


Izwah says,

My first two shots are #21 and #19 or #5.
My 1st shot is #21 because it establishes the scene with appropriate location, time, moods and atmosphere necessary for it. It also provides and introduction to the two main characters in this story - standing next to each other as the camera shoots closer to them.
My 2nd shot is either #19 or #5 because it establishes the young person's facial reaction, which holds the key to the subject brought up later by the dialogues. Shot #5 is acceptable because of the fact that it shows the facial reaction of the young person, but also recognizing the character next to the young person, so it won't be ignored by the viewers. - 5 points (21 July 2007)

Mpd1216 says, "I would use number 21 showing the marquee and zoom into the 2 characters. for the second scene I would use number 6 changing the focus between the characters as they each speak." - 4 points (21 July 2007)

Krishna Datta says, "I will use 15 as it shows both the older and the younger person standing out and looking at the poster.

The second screen will be 22 where the younger one is looking into the screen curiously." - 4 points (23 July 2007)

Fred says, "I'd probably shoot the first shot with a good general view like fig.21 and then move in for some facials (fig.3)." - 4 points (August 3 2007)

Axel says, "I would shoot NO.1 then NO.17, so as to create the feeling that they are alone, just them and philosphy. The child speaks first and that is wy the second shot has to look at it's face." - 4 points (4 August 2007)

Mpftmead says, "I would say to go with shot 4 as it interests the viewer into what the two are looking at then I would zoom in to shot 10 to lighten the viewers minds and to give insight as to what's going on." - 4 points (6 August 2007)

Padam says, "I think that the first shot should be number 21, as it establishes the setting and a little of the subject of the short film. Then number 11 as this introduces the characters to the audience at a fairly easy angle. " - 4 points (6 August 2007)

Wikichic says, "well i'd have to say the first shot would be #4, cause we can cleary see the characters, and the camara shows them looking up, but doesnt show what they are looking at, also, in a way, it looks like there looking at something with pride. Then for the second i'd pick the 21, cause the camara pulls back and shows what they are looking at, and we realize it's a movie poster, and that there proud of what they just saw, in my own experience sometimes after i've seen like an epic action..you name it, flic.. when i come out of the theater its like wow!...and i think i would love to roleplay in that world ..." - 4 points (6 August 2007)

Refardeon says,

First Shot: 15
Establish outer setting - Young and old person standing in front of Star Wars poster
Second Shot: 3
What is interesting/important? The thoughts and the interaction between the two persons. Shot 3 shows their faces with their feelings and interaction - they are still looking straight and reading/thinking." - 4 points (10 August 2007)

Noblerinthemind says,

2) would be my first shot because I think its a bit of a quirky shot that gets the audience curious since we don't know what he's looking at. But it gives some information because we can see that he's on a sidewalk looking at something.
3) would be my next shot because it adds the second character to the mix, but again doesn't give too much information. " - 4 points (15 August 2007)

KinnetiK says,

My answer would be Frame no.6 as the first frame of the movie (I chose it because it shows both of the characters, but i think it reflects the curiosity of the young person).
For the second frame of the movie, I would have to say no. 21, because the viewer must understand the object of reflection (the theme of thought). - 4 points (22 August 2007)

Remaley says,

On Pop Quiz, would use 21 (with the addition of persons exiting the theatre), followed by a cross fade to 13, and making the transition somewhere around the Young Person's "but..." in the first line of dialog. - 4 points (23 August 2007)

Dorothybaez says,

First shot: side view of both people shot from below as they are looking at the movie poster. At this angle the poster is just barely outside the frame.
Second shot: camera pans right and moves out so both the people and the poster at their right are visible. - 4 points (30 August 2007)

Youtheen says,

"The first shot is nr. 10, the close-up of the movie poster. The second shot will develop from the first and is no. 8. The idea is to see first the glamorous poster, full of action and vitality and, then, to see two drunken russian homeless staring like some idiots at it." - 4 points (23 August 2007)

Sushant says,

"My first frame for the shot would be SAMPLE 1. However, the poster in the shot would be bigger than the one given in the sample. I intend to give the STAR WARS movie a 'larger than life' angle with this poster. It will be obvious that the two characters are looking at the poster. I stay at the shot for 2 seconds and then move on to the next frame.
This frame would resemble SAMPLE 11. I would want to focus on the expressions of the characters, showing a calm look of appreciation on the OLD MAN's face and a look of contemplation on the YOUNG MAN's face." - 4 points (30 August 2007)

Moraistelmo says,

1. I think the first frame to that movie should be 21. That's because it introduces the setting.
2. The second one should be 8. - 4 points (6 September 2007)

Thorlach says,

I choose # 15 for the establishing shot. Then #16 to focus quickly on the young person who starts the dialogue. - 4 points (8 September 2007)

Nator7 says,

I would choose shot 21 as my first shot as it establishes the location and context of the story with the theater and movie title.
I would choose shot 8 as my second shot as it establishes the characters of this movie in relation to the location and context. - 4 points (19 September 2007)

Sozou says,

Preferably, I would use the 10th of the selection. It's simple and the scene starts off with telling us what to expect: Either a film or people talking about a film. In this case talking about a film. The second frame would be the 8th of the selection. It shows us who will be talking. - 4 points (23 September 2007)

Nishtala says,

11 is my answer for the first frame. I chose this shot because it clearly shows old(wise) and young(curious) man just outside the movie theater.
22 is my answer for the second frame. I chose this shot because the two characters are going to stand here looking at the movie poster for sometime.And they are about to say something after this shot...so there expressions just before they say something have to be captured because the expressions on their faces just before they say something depict the act very clearly. - 4 points (25 September 2007)

Sunayana says,

I would choose #1 as the first frame because it establishes the location, time and the characters. I also feel this frame expresses the 'reference-to-context' most effectively.

Since the young person speaks first, i would l like to cut to #13 as my second frame getting a closer look at the expression of the young person while the older person is still in frame. - 4 points (27 September 2007)

October 10, 2008 -- Ironcode says,

Answer #1
Good establishing shot for the scene.

Answer #2
Shot with all the relevant objects. The poster and the two characters.