We are going to watch the first 15 minutes of Sex Traffic (2004) A powerful two-part drama about two young Moldovan sisters kidnapped and trafficked through Europe to the dark side of London, betrayed by pimps and police, and fighting for their lives. Watch now on 4oD
Transition Seen in Sex Traffic Why the transition was used in this dramaCut To change the clip quickly e.g if the location is changing.Shot reverse shot To show a conversation between two people.Match on action To follow the dramatic action scene.Fade to black To put you in the position the girl is when she is drowning.
Cutting – The simple change from one shot/scene to another Cross Cutting - Editing that alternates shots of two or more lines of action occurring in different places, usually simultaneously. The two actions are therefore linked, associating the characters from both lines of action.
We have studied this before for your preliminary task. This is used in conversation to move from one character to another and back again.
Again we have studied this before This is where the camera shoots one continuous piece of action and the edit switches from one perspective to another.
A cut obeying the axis of action principle, in which the first shot shows a person off in onedirection and the second shows a nearby space containing what he or she sees. If theperson looks left, the following shot should imply that the looker is offscreen right. Seethe example below -First we see her looking... then we see what she looks at.As her interest grows, the eyeline match (that is the connection between looker andlooked) is stressed with matching close-ups of her face and Icaruss falling into the oceanin the painting. Again, this implies that she is looking directly at Icaruss body.
First we see her looking...then we see what she looks at. As her interest grows, the eyeline match (that is theconnection between looker and looked) is stressedwith matching close-ups ofher face and the section of the painting she is interested in
With pace you are looking for how long or short the time between each edit is. If we are watching a car chase we would expect the time to be short between each edit. A emotional drama may have much longer between each of its cuts You can also think about rhythem. Have the edits been timed to key moments or the beat of the piece of music behind the scene?
Watch this clip and analyse how the editing techniques have been used in the clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkBzbdi qV0 Record examples for each of the techniques using the table on the next slide.
Example from 24 Function of the editingEditing Device interrogation scene deviseCutting /Cross Cutting There is a cut used at the beginning It changes so that the clip isnt just of this clip when the camera switches set in one location so the audience do to another room and what is going not get bored of looking at the same on in there. thing for too long.Shot Reverse-Shot This is used when showing the Using this editing devise it allows the conversation between the man and audience to be placed in the the women in the clip. actors/actresses position especially when they’re having a conversation.Match on Action The match on action shot is used The function of this editing devise is when you see a man running through that it gives the full effect of an a building trying to stop the action scene to the audience. interrogator.Eyeline Match When the man walks into the room The eyeline match shot shows the you see what he looks like from a audience what the actor/actress can distance then you get a zoomed in see so it puts them in their position. shot of him looking at the camera in the corner of the room. This has also been used a number of times with the women when you see a medium shot of her face looking at the clock then it cuts to a zoom onto the clock.Pace The cuts start off with being a quick Using different pace’s can create pace but then begin to slow down suspense and make the audience nearer the end of the clip. have to wait for what to come next (cliff hanger.)
In groups fill in the last column of the tableevaluating the function of the editing devices.
Answer the following question: Does the use of editing in TV Dramas construct the meaning about relationships between characters. Post your response on your blog along with this PowerPoint when it is filled in.