TNB140403 — 8 Psychological effects of how a video is made

On today’s Tech, No Babel: 8 Psychological effects of how a video is made

1. Camera height communicates status of the subject.
2. Framing can make the subject look distant, lost, crowded, like he sees something the viewer doesn’t, like he has something on his mind, or is an amputee.
3. Transitions tell part of the story.
4. Colors can reinforce the story.
5. In 2D, focus guides the eye. The brain sees the flat image as not quite real, so it works.
6. In 3D, deep focus is better. The realism of 3D makes selective focus distracting.
7. Shutter speed affects realism.
8. Position of lighting affects perceived goodness and truthfulness.

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