Chapter 8 - Ch 8 1 What is the purpose of the 180 degree...

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Ch. 8 1. What is the purpose of the 180 degree rule? How does it work? Provide examples from the tutorial examination from VERTIGO. The purpose of the 180 degree rule is to get the audience to make sense of the actor’s positions to one another. This is done by the camera being on the right side of one actor and on the left of the other. Next it flips the shots back and forth and switches from behind one actor to the other actor. If the director does not use the 180 rule the camera is then shooting from both sides of the actors which then caused the shots to appear identical and this confuses the audience. 2. What is meant by ellipsis? From the short film SNAPSHOT, what events were not shown in the film but implied by the editing? Why were they deemed unnecessary for the final cut? Ellipsis is an omission between one thing and another. In relation to filmmaking this tends to signify the omission of time that separates one shot from another. An example of this can be found in the
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  • Spring '14
  • CarlaA.Woodmansee
  • Film editing, Vertigo, 180 degree rule, short film SNAPSHOT

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