ENG 225 Week 3 DB1

ENG 225 Week 3 DB1 - ENG 225 Week 3 DB1 Choose one of the...

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ENG 225 Week 3 DB1 Choose one of the following video clips for the discussion: Psycho (1960) A beautiful mind (2001) Describe the style of editing that is used in the film clip you chose. What types of shots are used? What types of visual transitions are used between shots? Does this scene follow continuity editing or does it work in a different style? How does this affect the audience's understanding of the scene? I have chosen the shower clip from the 1960 movie Psycho. Sequence of shots is used in this clip. “Several related scenes follow each other to form sequence” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011, Sec. 5.3). . The frame by frame sequence of shots used in this clip allows us to see what is most important at that moment. For example, we see the relaxed nature of Marion in the shower from many angles. Then we see the silhouette of the killer lurking in the door way, then back to the shower. After that, we see the killer attacking and the struggle amongst both characters hands. We also see Marion slipping down the wall after the attack and then her lifeless foot as blood and water wash down the drain. The sequence of shots that we see all tie the scene together in a somewhat odd fashion but allows us to feel the horror that is being portrayed but showing these shots in sequence. The visual transitions used between shots in this clip are direct cut and dissolve. The majority of the clip is comprised of direct cuts where, “one shot instantaneously replaces another on the screen” (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011, Sec. 5.3). Close to the end of the clip we see the water and blood going down the drain. The camera zooms in on the drain as it dissolves into a shot of a close up of Marion’s open eye. In this film clip the style of editing being used is continuity. As described in our text, “continuity editing involves cutting to different camera positions while maintaining the illusion that everything is happening in a continuous time and space”. (Goodykoontz & Jacobs, 2011, Sec.
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