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The 360 Project blurs the line between Still Photography and Motion Pictures

 

Behind the Scenes – The 360 Project from Ryan Enn Hughes on Vimeo.

“The 360 Project” is an exploration into the crossroads of photography and motion pictures. It is a study of peak dance movements, captured simultaneously by 48 cameras aligned in a circle. This project was inspirational to me because of how it told a story through different styles of dance movements – one is beauty, the other beast. I expectantly was excised about the process, from start to finish. I like the idea of capturing a moment in time and showing a different perspective of what I’m viewing.  I could never get those series of image just watching someone dance.

“The 360 Project” is an exploration into the crossroads of photography and motion pictures. It is a study of peak dance movements, captured simultaneously by 48 cameras aligned in a circle.

Watchtower of Turkey on Vimeo

Watchtower of Turkey from Leonardo Dalessandri on Vimeo.

Question from a High School Student:
So I’m applying to colleges soon and would love to major in cinematography or something similar. As of now I only have short DIY videos (interned for a studio) with little actual camera movement. I go to a high school that’s incredibly academically oriented so very few people would be willing to act for me. How can I show to the colleges what I know and can do if I don’t have any subjects? I really want to stick out because my gpa is isn’t necessarily the best when compared to others.

Answer from a Film Production Grad:
See if you can find a decent camera, maybe a 5D or GH4 or something along those lines. If not, then a smart phone. Then, go out and shoot stuff. Anything. People on the street, traffic, weather. Shoot the prettiest stuff you can, at dusk, twilight, golden hour. Then, cut it together into a mood piece and set it to music.

This obviously has a lot of production value and was shot in a beautiful city, but I’d look to it for inspiration since it’s non-narrative and still very cinematic: https://vimeo.com/108018156

Also, some schools will accept a visual portfolio consisting of other things than just film work. I’m a USC film production grad student and got in based on photos and a writing sample. Film schools want to see that you have a ‘cinematic imagination’ more than anything-– they’re not assuming you’ve already shot an award-winning short (unless you’re applying to AFI, but that’s more of a conservatory than traditional film school).

SNOWBEACH REEL 2015

Nel ON FILM

R.J. SanchezSNOWBEACH REEL” is one of my favorite reels on the net. His collection of videos is very inspirational to me as far as getting to that point where I could visit those types of places and shoot. This reel matches perfectly with the chosen music; it helps the mood and brings out the clips as if they were a trailer for a movie.

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Now I See – YouTube

Great Inspiration post provided by one of my current students Samual Ramirez. “This video, by Philip Bloom, truly inspired me to take a different look on camera’s and lighting. He took a beautiful camera (Sony A7s), and really brought out the potential. This video inspired me to push it to the limits, and explore all of the possibilities. I recommend taking a look at this work of art, to get ideas for your future projects.”