The Theory of Linear Structure                Making Media, Chapter 9
Basic Unit: The Shot
Relationships Between Shots1. Content Relationships2. Formal Relationships3. Order4. Duration
1: Content RelationshipsWhat each shot means:  Plot events  Character revelation
2: Formal RelationshipsCompare or contrast in terms of movement, space, pace, tone, atmospherics or some other basic phys...
Continuity Style/SystemEarly single-camera movie production
Parallel Action
Match Cut
Shot Size SequencingDeductive ReasoningInductive Reasoning
Deductive ReasoningWide ShotMedium ShotClose Up
Inductive ReasoningSequence of close ups that reveal the meaning of a scene
Continuity TechniquesEyeline Match
Screen Direction
180 Degree RuleThe first shot in a scene establishes who is on which side of the frame; creates an axis or lineShot, Rev...
MontageJuxtaposing many different images or soundscan expand time, holding a moment and examine it from many angles, rep...
Montagecan suggest a passage of time, jumping through many minutes or seasons of the years or event stages of life.can c...
Continuity & MontageMost conventional films use both.
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  1. 1. The Theory of Linear Structure Making Media, Chapter 9
  2. 2. Basic Unit: The Shot
  3. 3. Relationships Between Shots1. Content Relationships2. Formal Relationships3. Order4. Duration
  4. 4. 1: Content RelationshipsWhat each shot means:  Plot events  Character revelation
  5. 5. 2: Formal RelationshipsCompare or contrast in terms of movement, space, pace, tone, atmospherics or some other basic physical or visual quality.
  6. 6. Continuity Style/SystemEarly single-camera movie production
  7. 7. Parallel Action
  8. 8. Match Cut
  9. 9. Shot Size SequencingDeductive ReasoningInductive Reasoning
  10. 10. Deductive ReasoningWide ShotMedium ShotClose Up
  11. 11. Inductive ReasoningSequence of close ups that reveal the meaning of a scene
  12. 12. Continuity TechniquesEyeline Match
  13. 13. Screen Direction
  14. 14. 180 Degree RuleThe first shot in a scene establishes who is on which side of the frame; creates an axis or lineShot, Reverse Shot
  15. 15. MontageJuxtaposing many different images or soundscan expand time, holding a moment and examine it from many angles, replaying it, slowing it down
  16. 16. Montagecan suggest a passage of time, jumping through many minutes or seasons of the years or event stages of life.can create a feeling or portray a person place or event, through a cascade of images or sounds
  17. 17. Continuity & MontageMost conventional films use both.
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