Casper 10-4

Casper 10-4 - October 3 2007 The editor decides how to organize and depict space and time in a film Putting a film into fast/slow motion will

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October 3, 2007 The editor decides how to organize and depict space and time in a film. Putting a film into fast/slow motion will affect pace. Pace/Temp/Timing: Temporal length of a special organization. A shot is the basic temporal unit of special organization. Average shots in a 90 minute film: 3000-6000. Average shot length: 1-30 seconds. A long take is a shot that lasts over a minute. A group of shots makes up the next unit, a scene. A collection of scenes is a third unity, a sequence. The first relationship between shots is movement. The first movement in a film is the movement of a player, the second is movement of the camera, and the third is movement from frame to frame. Rhythm is the pattern through which actions are performed. Even when time is broken through editing, there should be a connection between shots. Space and time are whole and connected in life. This connection tells a story and makes the film more real. Also, this technique is used because filmmakers didn’t want to scare
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course CTCS 190 taught by Professor Casper during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Casper 10-4 - October 3 2007 The editor decides how to organize and depict space and time in a film Putting a film into fast/slow motion will

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