At a party, Starr isn't having the best time. She doesn't enjoy it there, as it's not her type of crowd. For a film angle, it would be shot where Starr is standing by herself, with a good distance between her and the other people. In order for a true visualization of isolation, everyone else would be talking to one another, while Starr is stood alone on her phone.
Man, this party sucks.
Starr's lifelong friend Khalil shows up at the party, and seeing that she is not having a good time, Khalil offers her a ride home. For this scene, the camera angle would be shot so Khalil emerges from the crowd. Also, lighting would be focused on Khalil in order to express that he is an important character.
As they are driving, Khalil tries to explain to Starr what "Thug Life" means. He says "Pac said Thug Life stood for 'The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody'"(The Hate You Give, 15). This shows Khalil's view on racism in the world and how it influences further gang-like violence. For this scene, the lighting would be dark, to express the grim nature, and the camera would zoom into Khalil's face as he gets deeper into his conversation with Starr.
Pac said Thug Life stood for "The Hate U Give Little Infants Fucks Everybody."
On the way home from the party, Khalil and Starr are unexpectedly pulled over by the police. They don't know why, as they have done nothing wrong. For the lighting and angle in this shot, the scene would be shot from the backseat as Khalil and Starr have a casual conversation, and then the police car's presence would be announced by seeing the red and blue flashing lights in the mirror, giving off a menacing vibe.
After being patted down by the officer, Khalil walks over to the car to check on Starr to make sure she's ok, where he is gunned down and killed. In this scene, the camera would first show Khalil's body behind the car, hiding his upper half with the police-man standing above him, gun still drawn. After, the camera then shows a zoom in on Starr's face in shock in order to emphasize her shock and fear.