Most editors cut based off instinct in the film. The eyes help the most when you are trying to create a film. Emotion is shown by faces and face movements that help the film but there is no “right” way of when to cut to another scene. When something is about to happen in the film, the seconds get shorter and shorter between each scene. After, the seconds will slowly go back up and hold longer at the end. Films are important to have a rhythm to it to make the audience believe the emotions in the films. Most people will say that editing is invisible because cutting with the rhythm will create a seamless film. Editing will easier that more you cut and find the rhythm.
Ensemble staging- creating emphasis without using a cut. Whoever is more important should be put closer to the light and or lens. The center of the frame is where people naturally look when something is about to happen. Make sure that when a group is in a shot that it is okay to have a person, sideways, back turned and or looking straight. Another word would be engagement with other characters and not just looking into a camera. Making sure that the actors look into the other actors. Moving the camera is a great way to isolate them to give the actor more attention.
There is a movement of nature that draws the audience to the background. Another movement would be groups of actors. Adding more people to a shot makes the scene feel big. He also uses movement of an individual to give the character feelings. The movement of the camera is also very important to show the clear beginning, middle, and end. Last is movement of the cut. Kurosawa uses movement to help with the cut of the film to change to a different view and or moment.
Multiple film makers use something called shot reverse shot. Shot reverse shot is when you go in between two shots to create a feeling for the audience. It keeps them on their toes to see what is about to happen. A long lens feels like the audience is spying when a wider lens it makes it feel like you are right there with someone.
A type of chair that you pick for a film is a piece of production design. The chairs helps the audience see an extension like a clean environment, ran down environment, a rich person, or even a poor one. A chair can also show more about the character as well and or maybe an extension of a situation.
He does not do handheld and instead he puts the camera on a tripod. Fincher barely uses close up because you have to careful what you show the audience. Since he has gotten older he has pretty much mastered the empty spaces.
In this video I learned to never use “and then”. Instead use “but” and “therefore”. Use two stories in one like “meanwhile back at…”. Let one story build up and then when it reaches the peak, switch to the other story and let that one builds up. It is not about what you get but it is about what comes out in the other end. Then you want to close the film with your name and the title of the film.
I loved the break down of this video. He talks about the camera movement, the chair, the looking into the eyes and the sightline. Hannibel Lecter wins the scene and then gives up for whatever reason.
The Marvel universe uses music that is not well noticeable by the audience because it is in the background of different kinds of scenes. The music is kind of like an addition to the picture frame of the film. Now a days filmmakers feel like music should not overpower the visual. Temp music is used in older films and brought back in newer films, just a tad bit different sound. Marvel is missing risk when it comes to music.
Master filmmaker Hitchcock talks about two kinds of montage which is like cutting. However cutting implies that we are destroying something. Hitchcock thinks that instead of calling it cutting we should call it assembly to create a whole. The way he speaks about his film was incredible. I have never really heard of this person before, but you can tell he knew what he wanted to accomplish and he achieved his ideas very well. The size of an image by using a close up with a loud sound effect creates the idea he wanted to show the audience.


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