On 11-11-15 I gave a talk at the eLN Conference Beyond ‘click next’…digital learning solutions come of age, based on my blog Point-of-view Drama – How Does it Work? As the subject is so complex I felt I left my audience wanting some less equivocal answers to their questions. Here’s a bit of an explanation of why it’s so complex followed by my attempts to better answer some of the questions I received.
How much do you know about film techniques? In this final piece in our three part series on Film Language, Creative Director Tom Hickmore explains that a lot of people think Literal Point of View filming makes a subjective experience on screen more powerful – but is the technique really more immersive or empathic?
Right now there is a vogue for dramatized point-of-view video with branching scenarios, so here are my thoughts on the form’s strengths and weakness.
The Director is in charge of the creative elements of the film.
Before filming, they will develop the project from initial brief to the final concept, working with all the crew to plan every aspect, from the script to the way the scene will be lit, to make sure they work and are consistent with this overall vision.
People can often feel uncomfortable when they are being filmed. To make them more at ease, you can use the EyeDirect, which allows you to have a face to face conversation, while looking into the lense of the camera.
From time to time L&D managers find themselves directing actors. It’s usually because it’s a low budget piece – or just some little pieces to camera that don’t seem to warrant hiring a director.
Part two of Anita Sullivan’s video blog to help you commission drama for learning.