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Visual Effects Society Handbook by Susan Zwerman, Susan Zwerman, Jeffrey A. Okun

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PRE-PRODUCTION/PREPARATION

CAMERA ANGLE PROJECTION

Steven D. Katz

Drawing What the Lens Sees

Reprinted from the book Film Directing Shot by Shot: Visualizing from Concept to Screen1 with the permission of the author, Steven D. Katz, and the publisher, Michael Wiese, who retain the copyright. The illustrations were redrawn for The VES Handbook through the generosity of Mr. Katz. Bill Taylor’s comments are in brackets.

[While drafting is properly the province of the art department, the demands on their personnel sometimes exceed the available time. When the visual effects team needs to know (for example) where to put their cameras, or how big the green screen needs to be to cover the action, it’s good to know how to find the answers independently ...

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