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This lecture was given in Baylor University's Production Methods One course on 9/13/06 and 9/15/06.

This lecture was given in Baylor University's Production Methods One course on 9/13/06 and 9/15/06.

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    • Introduction to Editing
    • Film Language
      • Film Language
      • Shots = nouns
      • Transitions linking them = verbs
    • The Shots - Elements
      • Editors consider that all shots are subject to 4 elements
      • [1] The Lens
    • The Shots - Elements
      • Editors consider that all shots are subject to 4 elements
      • [2] The Camera
    • The Shots - Elements
      • Editors consider that all shots are subject to 4 elements
      • [3] The Mounting
    • The Shots - Elements
      • Editors consider that all shots are subject to 4 elements
      • [4] The Subject
    • The Shots - Types
      • Editors define Shots in
      • 3 ways:
      • [1] The Simple Shot
      • -No lens movement
      • -No Cam movement
      • -No mounting move.
      • -Simple Subject Move.
    • Simple Shots -11 Basic choices
      • “ Based on Size of Subject”
      • -XCU-ECU
      • -CU
      • -MCU
      • -MS
      • -MLS or MWS
      • -LS or WS
      • -XLS or XWS (establishing)
      • -2S
      • -OTS
      • -3S or Group shot
      • -POV
    • Editing with Simple Shots
      • We’re Dependent on
      • --Actor Performance
      • --Focus
      • --Framing
      • Dialogue scenes are driven by S.Shots
      • Editing Style: Wide to tight to wide
      • S.Shots can allow for more intimacy w/o movement or distraction
      • To hide actor performance we sometimes add movement and quicker cuts
    • The Shots - Types
      • [2] The Complex Shot
      • -A lens movement
      • -A Cam movement
      • -No mounting move
      • -Simple Subject
      • Move.
    • Complex Shots
      • --Start static/End static-Hold
      • --Uncomfortable to
      • Comfortable
      • --At any point
      • We should be
      • Able to freeze
      • The frame and
      • Still have good
      • Composition
      • Ask Why? Why did they
      • make that edit there ?
    • The Shots - Types
      • [3] Developing Shot
      • -A lens movement
      • -A Cam movement
      • -A mounting move.
      • -Complicated Subject Move.
    • Developing Shots
      • --Same tips as 4 Complex
      • --Unobtrusive Camera still the goal
      • --Complete on its own, usually no need to edit
    • Types of Shots - Editor
      • Emot’l/Story Impact
      • Of Shots
      • [1] XCU
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [1] XCU
      • -Creates tension and intensity since it brings viewer closer to subject than normal.
      • -Often used to reveal Char’s inner Psych . Space -- thoughts, memories
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [2] CU
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Impact of CU
      • --Captures subtle
      • Emot’l face moves
      • --Focus on Intimacy
      • --Est. Personal Connex
      • w/ Subj.
      • --Allows for “Movie Star” syndrome
      • --Can use it to create “Forced” Intimacy”
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [3] MCU
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact of MCU
      • -Respects Privacy Circle
      • Like an acquaintance or business associate
      • “Polite”
      • -Begins to reveal some environment
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [4] MS
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact of MS
      • -Allows for active subject
      • -Emotionally ambivalent ,
      • But still usually favors single subj.
      • Dir still directing viewer’s
      • attention
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [5] LS
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • SHOT IMPACT OF LS
      • -Environment clearly seen
      • -Used to show Action
      • -More objective ,
      • Rarely do we interact w/people
      • at this distance
      • -Gives context , for subject in
      • his environment
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [6] WS
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact Of WS
      • -Focus primarily
      • on the
      • Environment
      • -Human subjects
      • no longer the point of the shot, even if their activity is
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact
      • [7] XLS-
      • XWS
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Shot Impact of XLS-XWS
      • -Covers a vast area
      • -Supplies context , but NOT just for a specific action or event. For Entire story .
      • -Can supply Temporal context as well as Geographical one.
      • “ $10 word”
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • Planning Shots Ask:
      • -What is POV of scene
      • -What’s the appropriate
      • Emot’l distance
      • b/n subj & Viewer.
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT
      • -ADDS IMPACT
      • -Exhilarating or
      • Disorienting
      • ” Provide New Info”
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAM MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [1] Pan/Tilt
      • Why does this work?
      • Let something lead our vision;
      • the “ reveal ” can be more compelling
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [2] Track, Dolly, Truck, Crab
      • -Why it works?
      • -Planning it
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [2] Track, Dolly, Truck, Crab
      • “ Parallel 2 Subj”
      • --Track With,
      • --Faster or Slower
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [2] Track, Dolly, Truck, Crab
      • -Track Into
      • -Track Away
      • -Establishing
      • by start on object and
      • back’g away
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [2] Track, Dolly, Truck
      • Track Around
      • Note the
      • Diff.
      • B/n
      • The 2
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [3] Follow Shot
      • Exempt
      • From
      • Rule
      • Of
      • Moti-
      • vation
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [4] Crane Shot
      • Uniqueness & Pot’l Prob.
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [5] Pedestal
      • “ hydraulic”
      • -Mix of Natural & Unnatural
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [6] Zoom
      • Non-organic vs.
      • Camera physically
      • moving
    • Types of Shots-Editor
      • CAMERA MOVEMENT IMPACT
      • [7] Handheld
      • “ Unnatural”
      • Speed
      • Psych Efx
    • Types of Shots-Function
      • Editor thinks in terms of:
      • [1] Master Shot
      • [2] Single Shot
      • [3] OTS or OS
      • [4] Reverse Shot
      • [5] POV
      • [6] Reaction-RXN Shot
      • [7] 2 Shot
      • [8] Group Shot
      • [9] Cutaway
      • [10] Insert