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Film 2120 1st Edition Lecture 8Outline of Last Lecture I. Editing II. TransitionsIII. Areas of control Outline of Current Lecture IV. Continuity editing V. Elements VI. Simultaneous move Current LectureA) Continuity editing: also known as “invisible editing”1. Allows the viewer to watch the story without distractions 2. Most enduring tradition of editing in narrative cinema 3. Gained traction in the 1910s and by the 1920s it was a standard for mainstream filmmaking in most countries 4. Goal=to tell a story efficiently and clearly o Allows audience to focus on plot rather than style/form5. We usually understand when we switch scenes that we are changing time frames, however in order to understand this, we need to see the previous set of shots as spatio-temporally continuous 6. Definition: continuity editing is a system for keeping the spatial and temporal relations within and between the scenes of a film clear and coherent B) Elements 1. 180 degree rule/Axis of action: Most important ruleo Conversation scenes o 180 degree line is the conversation: which side directors pick is a stylistic choice o Stay on one side of the circle=if you switch, it disrupts your visual understand of the scene 2. Establishing shot: Establishes the spatio- temporal elements of a scene, establish space in scene o Variety of different ways These notes represent a detailed interpretation of the professor’s lecture. GradeBuddy is best used as a supplement to your own notes, not as a substitute.o Example: establishing a room space, axis of action, etc3. Analytical Editing: Method by which we use o Analyzing the space of a scene o Start with a wide/long shot, then break the space up and cut into closer shots 4. Eyeline Match: Editing is used to coordinate your attention to the scene o Character looks at something then the shot goes to what the person was looking at 5. Shot/Reverse shot: when you cut to the reverse shot of the shot you just took o Implies an eyeline match o Shot back and forth between characters 6. Over the shoulder shot: you’re watching the person being interviewed with the interviewer in the cut as well (back of their head)7. Reaction shot: the established response of a characters shot 8. Match on action: As a character is turning-cut-then they finish the action, but audience don’t notice the cut, they just notice the action o You have to have consistent direction and screen9. You can move the axis of action C) What about scenes or actions that are simultaneous?1. Cross cutting: Gang between concurrent scenes in different locales 2. Parallel editing: Cutting within a single scene or sequence o Think of action sequences where one character is chasing another one-different areas, but same


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