Tuesday, 1 February 2011

Preliminary Match Cut Exercise

In class we done something different which made the lesson really exciting. Everyone enjoyed what we done which made us work better. 
we had to do this Preliminary Match Cut Exercise and the brief was: film the following sequence, making sure to use as least one Match Cut, and example of Shot/Reverse and showing your understanding of the 180 Degree Rule (by not breaking it!).

We were given instructions and what we had to film:

A character opens a door, walks into a room, sits down opposite another character and they share a few lines of dialogue

we had to plan out a story line first and then take some pictures of it using the camera we were given.As well as the camera, we were given jelly babies to use, which we had a lot of fun playing with. we drew on them so they had clothes and faces. It was a different storyline as we didn't use a simple pen and simply drew it. We made it interesting and fun.

we were taught about certain shots,  match cut, shot/reverse and  180 degree rule.
Match cut: 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 graphically match, often helping to establish a strong continuity of action and linking the two shots metaphorically

Shot/reverse:A film technique where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other

180 degree rule: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.

After learning about these shots we started planning it and our story was:
 "Two friends were not talking after an argument so they decide to meet up and sort it out,however it becomes tense when they see each other."

Here you can see the tension between the jelly babies.

After we took the pictures we had to put them all together and create a little animation. We used the programme final cut pro

We edited the pictures so the the short clip would run smoothly.When we were happy with it we had to add some Tension music to it so it created the effect we were trying to achieve, which we got from youtube. 

We added our short clip on here so please enjoy

No comments:

Post a Comment