Watch a feature film of your choice. If it is one you have seen before, watch it again before starting your essay.
Instructor’s Note: Though music, sound design and visual effects are all important aspects of the postproduction process, the editing comes first! Thus your essays need to address the ways particular editing techniques are used and how they specifically help tell the story — once you’ve done that you can bring in music, sound design and visual effects.
Also realize that talking about shots, lighting, art direction and other on-set decisions are meaningless for this essay except in the context of ways they provide the raw source material for a style of editing or transitions. Also remember that specific shot sizes and types of coverage are determined on set by the Director and the Director of Photography. So any references to specific shot sizes should be within the context of how they are cut together to build sequences and move the story line forward. Likewise, you should have realized by now that the only times you should mention the 180 degree line are those when it may have been broken – and why.
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