By V Renée
A filmmaker’s biggest task is figuring out how to use images to communicate emotions. How do they do this?
Though it might seem like a bit of a cryptic concept, communicating emotions through visuals is relatively straightforward. There are a number of elements in filmmaking that do the job, and in this video from CineFix we get to learn what they are, as well as how some of our greatest filmmakers, like Alfonso Cuarón, Steve McQueen, and Frank Darabont, combined them to produce some of the most effectively moving and emotional scenes in cinematic history.
So, how do you communicate emotion in a film. Well, there are a few quick and dirty tricks that you can use that are not very subtle, like using an overtly dramatic song, shooting something in slow motion, or having an actor explicitly express an extreme emotion by crying, screaming, etc. (That was the longest alliteration I’ve ever written by accident.)
From:: No Film School