Selected Courses on Digital Art-UOWM

30 Οκτωβρίου 2016

Editing Aesthetics

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Editing Aesthetics

Continuity Style Editing

• Jump Cut: edits that reveal or present themselves as discontinuous jumps
in time, action, or space

• Whenever possible vary the horizontal field of view between successive
shots. When Shooting events & activities think: wide shot, medium shot,
close-up. Your first shot should typically be a master, cover, or
establishing shot, then tighten your shots as you continue to tape.

• TV is a close-up medium. My beginning shooters frame shots too wide
and include too much headroom. Always try to capture close-ups of
events, but also be conscious of the hazards of shallow depth of field,
framing & composition, and excessive camera shake.

• While varying the horizontal field of view, also attempt to vary the angle of

• Repeating actions, or shooting repetitive actions varying the horizontal
field of view and the angle of approach allow you to build matched action

• Adhere to the 180 degree rule to avoid action mismatch problems.
Remember to cross shoot interviews, conversations, and reaction shots.

• Use cutaways, B roll, and reaction shots.

• Let subjects in motion move into and out of stationary frames.

• Shots with secondary movement (panning, tilting, arcing, dollying,
pedding, trucking) should begin and end at rest.

• Classical editing stratregies:

o Eyeline match edits

o Split edits (L & J edits)

o When editing dialogue allow for proper breath space

o Cut in and cut out edits

o Parallel scene edits

o Flash back edits

o Cutting to the beat

o Cutting on dialogue

o Montage

o Dissolve, fade, wipe transitions

o Compositing and collage

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