Setting the Tone (Watch Video)

July 17, 2017

The first few seconds of your film set the tone for the entire duration.

The frame rate, sound effects, music, light, and color temperature all have significant effects on the audience’s emotions. They can also help create a clearer story.

This video by Peter McKinnon uses plenty of examples to demonstrate the ways you can set the tone for your film. Small changes can create large effects on tone, so filming with intention and awareness of things like lighting and frame rate can help you create films with a clear and effective tone.

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