Wednesday, 2 February 2011

Preliminary Match Cut Exercise

We were given a Brief:

Film the following sequence, making sure to use at least one match cut, an example of shot/reverse shot and showing your understanding of the 180 degree rule (by not breaking it)

Im going to explain what a match cut, shot/reverse shot and 180 degree rule is;
A Match Cut is: 

A match cut is a cut in film editing between either two different objects, two different spaces, or two different compositions in which an object in the two shots match, they help to establish continuity of action and links the two shots together. An example of of a match cut shot is if we have a shot of a guy under something, and then the next shot will show his legs sticking out of the bottom of the car, this is called a match cut because the two scenes are linked together. they have to be placed after each other because if we just had the 1st picture you don't really know where he is, however when u place the next shot it reveals that he is fixing a car. Here is the picture of the example; 

A Shot/Reverse Shot is:

Shot/reverse shot is a film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (normally off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character, then it goes back to the perspective of the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the audience assumes that they are looking at each other. Shot reverse shot is a feature of the "classical" Hollywood style of continuity editing, which de-emphasizes transitions between shots so that the audience perceives one continuous action that is chronologically, and logically right. Here is a picture of the example;


The 180 Degree Rule is:

The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film making that states that two characters (or other elements) in the same scene should always have the same left/right relationship to each other. If the camera passes over the imaginary axis connecting the two subjects, it is called crossing the line. The new shot, from the opposite side, is known as a reverse angle. if you go past the line onto the other side then the characters switch places on the screen.


This is a video explaining in 3D the 180 degree rule if you still dont understand:

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