A bravura shot in film is described as a shot that demonstrates impressive technical expertise. It is these types of shots that separate filmmakers from the past and present into their niches of excellence.
In regard to your Degree, it is also these types of shot that influence your grade both from a research point of view and application.
An example of a bravura shot is the 'one shot' where the camera sweeps through a scene without any edits to provide the audience with a landscape of visual information and story development.
Observe the following examples of the 'one shot' both in film history and in student films and then apply considerations for your own filmmaking development.
Touch of Evil 1958
Directed by Orson Welles
Directed by Martin Scorsese
History of the Student One Shot
Over the years, students have attempted the one shot with varying levels of success but all have benefitted by improving their grades with the successful application of this technical challenge along with the choreography required.
Compare the following student 'one-shots' both in their finished stages and rehearsal stages and consider whether this can be applied as a storytelling tool in your own films.
Directed by Brad Sampson
Directed by Oscar Fitchett
Cafe A'mour 2021
Directed by Leo Bradley
Pretty Little Fears 2022
Directed by Rory Norton
Provide a 350-word assessment of your understanding of bravura shots and reference films and directors that have utilised this skillful approach.
Provide at least 3 independent sources within your assignment and Harvard reference them appropriately.
Deadline: Friday 23rd February: 12.00 Midday