Escaping the Ant Farm
(Camera Work and Editing Exercise)

ant farm
As discussed in Camera Work 1, the ant farm is the kind of two-dimensional world created by poor camera work and editing.

In this exercise, you'll use Photoshop and our slideshow software to create a sequence that suggests a three-dimensional world by We'll try using an active camera and editing to imply diachronic (causal) or synchronic (thematic) relationships between shots.

Download and open the following images in Photoshop--all taken from McCloud's chapters 2 and 4: