Refer to your notes on camera technique, camera angles, and camera movement. What scenes, in particular, do you remember where the film technique underscored meaning and added to the message the director was sending? Describe the shot, its significance, and its meaning in detail
The most significant scene i remember is a close-up of when Ramon hits his head on the ocean floor. This shot is a close up because Ramon's head takes up at least 80% of the shot. I believe the director chose to make this shot a close up because he wanted the audience to see clearly the difining moment of Ramon's life. This is the single moment that would mold the rest of his life, in order for the shot to have meaning i belive it was an excelent choice on the directors behalf to make it a clase up. A second shot i reacall was a tilt. It was used when Julia was in the hospital and she looked to the sky, as the sky continued and the camera came back down it was the sky of the view from Ramon's window. I belive this shot showed importance because it conveyed that they are not far apart from eachother, and are connected wheather they know it or not. A third shot i vividly remember is when the director used firehosing to show the environment of where Ramon lived. The shot continued along the hills and around his home. I belive this shot was important because it showed where Ramon would no longer go, he couldn't hike in the hills or take a walk down the street from his house.