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DecoupageGuide - Dcoupage or shot breakdown Dcoupage is a...

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Découpage or shot breakdown Découpage is a French word for editing, but applies specifically to a shot breakdown, a list of shots within a scene, and their editing relations. Among other things, this should highlight: All shot distances Any camera movements Unusual camera angles, levels, or effects Basic lighting for the scene and any significant variation Unusual edits and continuity editing (or violation) Story, dialogue and soundtrack information
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The Découpage format Number shots, and list three categories: image, diegesis, and sound. List any edits before the shot in parentheses: (dissolve, establishing shot): I: ELS, HA, crane-track into straight-on shot, back- lit on Mildred. Lighting in scene is generally lower-key, but with some three-point lighting, especially on Mildred, as noted below D : (Nighttime, exterior, ocean pier) A couple walks by in the foreground. Mildred (Joan Crawford) starts walking down the pier. S : [footsteps … wave sounds begin] slight decrescendo Note that descriptions are matter-of-fact and abbreviated where possible. 2.
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Découpage strategy It can be overwhelming to note everything at once. Focus on one thing at a time. In the grading, you will get the most credit for the basic cinematography, lighting, and editing qualities, so pay extra attention to those areas. Roughly, in order of importance, you should go through and:
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1. Count number of shots 2. List shot distances for each shot [2 pts each] 3. List any camera movements [2 pts or 1.5 each for combined] 4. Describe time/place of scene(s) [.5 each] 5. Describe the lighting and cinematography style for the whole scene [2 pts each]
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