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Old October 19 2013, 06:10 AM   #1
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Favorite camera angle?

I was originally trying to find a recent thread about a specific episode, but since the only one this year was an avatar contest, I decided to make this about any TOS episode.

My favorite angle in "Mirror, Mirror":



This is when Kirk is "threatening" the Mirror Halkans. There are several different angles during the scene, but for some reason this particular camera angle is only cut into the scene once.

Are there any episodes where one specific shot is a favorite for you?
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Old October 19 2013, 12:16 PM   #2
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Re: Favorite camera angle?

I've always liked the heroic low-angle shots of Scotty in A Taste of Armageddon: "No, sir. I won't lower the screens!"

Also the complicated tracking shot around Spock when he's sobbing mathematically in The Naked Time...
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Old October 19 2013, 12:35 PM   #3
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Re: Favorite camera angle?

I loved all the different camera angles. Its one of the features of TOS. At least for me.
I agree with all that are mentioned.

My most memorable are those in "Is There in Truth No Beauty" particularly where mad Spock sees everyone through fish-eye.
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Old October 19 2013, 01:19 PM   #4
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My most memorable are those in "Is There in Truth No Beauty" particularly where mad Spock sees everyone through fish-eye.
Don't they use that same trick with when Chekov goes mad in The Tholian Web?
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Old October 19 2013, 06:10 PM   #5
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The director -- Ralph Senensky -- used the fish eye in both episodes (he was fired from "The Tholian Web," but not before finishing that scene, as I recall).
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Old October 20 2013, 05:27 AM   #6
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No particular scenes are springing to mind, but Harvey Hart's direction of Mudd's Women featured a whole bunch of interesting and creative shots, very unlike the rest of the series as a whole. Try it, and see!
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Old October 20 2013, 06:29 AM   #7
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Re: Favorite camera angle?

I really like this shot from The Doomsday Machine. I think it's the only time in TOS when see Spock from this far behind his scanner.

This shot from The Immunity Syndrome, which I also like, is also from behind the scanner, but it's not the same.
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Old October 20 2013, 06:50 AM   #8
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Re: Favorite camera angle?

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I really like this shot from The Doomsday Machine. I think it's the only time in TOS when see Spock from this far behind his scanner.

This shot from The Immunity Syndrome, which I also like, is also from behind the scanner, but it's not the same.
I've always loved that shot from Doomsday Machine. That modular bridge set really was amazing.
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Old October 20 2013, 06:55 AM   #9
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No particular scenes are springing to mind, but Harvey Hart's direction of Mudd's Women featured a whole bunch of interesting and creative shots, very unlike the rest of the series as a whole. Try it, and see!
My favorite camera angle of this episode was the "jackass Walsh" scene with Kirk, Spock and Scotty on the bridge.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:04 AM   #10
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This shot from The Immunity Syndrome, which I also like, is also from behind the scanner, but it's not the same.
Augh. They could have moved in just a hair and not made it so obvious the upper part of the stations are missing.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:08 AM   #11
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No particular scenes are springing to mind, but Harvey Hart's direction of Mudd's Women featured a whole bunch of interesting and creative shots, very unlike the rest of the series as a whole. Try it, and see!
My favorite camera angle of this episode was the "jackass Walsh" scene with Kirk, Spock and Scotty on the bridge.
Somewhere I have a photo that I snapped of that very scene from my grandmother's color set, from around 1982. As I recall, f8 at 1/30th of a second would give you a pretty good "screengrab" from a color TV screen.
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Old October 20 2013, 07:16 AM   #12
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This shot from The Immunity Syndrome, which I also like, is also from behind the scanner, but it's not the same.
Augh. They could have moved in just a hair and not made it so obvious the upper part of the stations are missing.
The most obvious shot of this type is the one from Errand of Mercy, with the wood floor support and the side of Spock's station visible.
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Old October 20 2013, 08:09 AM   #13
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No particular scenes are springing to mind, but Harvey Hart's direction of Mudd's Women featured a whole bunch of interesting and creative shots, very unlike the rest of the series as a whole. Try it, and see!
"Mudd's Women" has a lot of classically composed deep-focus shots reminiscent of the work of Orson Welles.





Unfortunately, this was series television, not Citizen Kane. From Memory Alpha:
The production of this episode went a day over schedule. According to Bob Justman and Herbert Solow, this was due to the intricate camera setups used by director Harvey Hart, which had good results but were too time-consuming. Hart also made things difficult for the editors by "camera cutting" the show, leaving few choices of shot available. Due to these factors, Hart was not invited back to the show.
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Old October 20 2013, 10:18 AM   #14
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Re: Favorite camera angle?

I like seeing the starboard side of the bridge for a change, as in "Is There in Truth No Beauty?"



Another nice view is the overhead shot looking straight down on the bridge in "The Galileo Seven" and re-used as stock footage in "The Lights of Zetar"

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