Storytelling includes lots of different techniques to create the scene for example
animation, stills, audio only, or any of the other forms of non-physical media. It is
often built up in lots of montage shots for example a flash back of someone’s life.
The techniques used to create a story telling scene are effective as they have to
include many things to build up the story for example narration or no narration
depending on what the story is about.
Example of storytelling: The beginning of the film UP
Development of drama
When filming drama films they use a lot of reaction shots, this is to signify
how one or more characters act to a situation that has occurred. They also
use long-winded shots. By Combining specific shots into a specific
sequence which is edited by the editor to help create a smooth flowing
This is effective as they use these techniques to build up tension and
create a sense of danger. By doing this it leaves the viewers wanting to see
Example of development of drama:
Relationship to genre
Individual techniques and styles to illustrate are used to create the genre of the
film. For example for a horror film fast pace editing is regularly used, this is to build
up tension and causes the audience to become nervous and anxious at what is
going to happen next. This is also used in action films to create tension. Another
example is romantic movies, they include lots of eye line match, and shot reverse
shot as it is normally about a male and a female which includes a lot of conversing.
They also often use a lot of mid-shots are used to keep it neutral, this shows the
characters body language towards each other.
These techniques are effective as it changes the way we think about the story and
our emotions change to the techniques used, it captures the audience and draws
Example of relationship to genre: Horror –Scream trailer:
To successfully edit a film or programme together an editor must always
look for motivation in their cuts and this affects and determines how the
This includes :
2. Story Motivation
5. General Film Motivation
They have to make sure the continuity of the project looks
smooth, checking that one shot to another doesn’t jerk and that the
position is in the same place for a perfect edit
This is effective as it brings the whole film/programme together.
Combining shots into sequences
Combining shots into sequences is the process of placing shots together and
making them all flow into each other. This includes many invisible cuts, the
also use montage editing to
This is effective as the audience do not know the scene has been cut into lots
of different scenes and put together, it makes it all flow smoothly as if it was all
shot in one go.
Example of combining shots into sequences: Mr & Mrs smith
The pace of an edit can alter the way the audiences views the film. For
example action films are usually fast paced, this is done editing shots so
they are short and then quickly cut to another shot.
Drama films normally use slower shots, this is to allow the audience to see
and understand a scene, and to understand the character. this is done by
having longer shots in a scene.
Example of creating pace: The Italian job
-relationship to genre