Filmmaking Techniques – Jaws Beach Scene Breakdown

This video provides a very detailed look at filmmaking techniques from Jaws beach scene breakdown.

Jaws is a masterpiece from the iconic Director & Producer, Steven Spielberg filmed in 1975. We can always learn so much when it comes to film making techniques by looking at the classic filmmakers and their movies, this video is no different. In this Jaws beach scene breakdown, we can see the level of detail and subtleness used by Spielberg, even in this simple but important scene. It also show some great techniques used by Spielberg to create mystery, excitement and suspense all within one scene. This video is a great reminder of the art of storytelling and how the use of these filmmaking techniques can make a world of difference.

Steven Spielberg is known for his hugely successful films such as ET, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Raiders of the Lost Ark, Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom, Jurassic Park, Saving Private Ryan and the list goes on and on. He Has won three Academy Awards, including Best Director and Best Picture for both Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan.

In 1975, Jaws quickly became a summer blockbuster movie, it’s the reason still to this day I think twice before going into the ocean. A lot has been documented about the troubles Spielberg and his crew experience during the making of the movie. The crew battle with not only the challenges of shooting on location on the ocean, but also they experience constant issues with the star of the film “the mechanical shark.” However, Spielberg was able to overcome the mechanical problems they were experiencing with the shark, and use the camera and movement to suggest the presence of the animal, adding even more suspense and thrill in the movies final cut. All these issues added more time to schedule and cost to film to go over budget. Spielberg was able to convince the studio to let them finish the film.

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