Symbolic scenes are scenes that reveal in a visual poetic way the essence of a conflict.
“One picture is worth ten thousand words"
This is absolutely true and it counts especially for symbolic scenes. You don’t always have to be able to lay your finger on the meaning of each symbol and what it stands for as if it is e sentence to be translated from one language into another. Most important is that the feeling if the scene is being communicated.
Inspiring people about the art of filming
Some quotes to think about
The camera must be equally as ready to move as to remain still. […] The camera has a human quality it is a projection of hand and eye, almost a living part of the operator, instantly in tune with his awareness.
I wish I had a camera that can move freely in space.[...]
that at any moment can go anywhere, at any speed.
The play of pure movement […], vigorous and abundant. All this we shall be able to create when the camera has at last has been dematerialized”. Only with this essential instrument shall we be able to realize new possibilities. [...]The camera is the director's sketching pencil. It should be as mobile as possible to catch every passing mood.
I would like to call this new age of cinema the age of camera-stylo (camera-pen)[…] to become a means of writing just as flexible and subtle as written language.