Narrative Structure: Aristotle & Bharata Muni

EARLY LITERARY THEORY The search for the earliest analysis of literary theory led me first to Aristotle and then later to Bharata Muni. Aristotle came first due to his connection to western culture. His text Poetics helped outline early literary theory as well as outline the “Three Act Model”. Both of these are important to…

Arc Shots and 360-degree Tracking Shots

Ever since I saw Moonlight I have been noticing arc shots more and more in film.  They are a common device in the filmmakers tool bag, but I decided to find out what I could about them.  By definition, an arc shot is a camera technique where the camera circles around the subject in a semi-circle, or…