Category Archives: editing for new media

Thelma Schoonmaker

Thelma Schoonmaker: Was born on the 3rd of January 1940, is an American film editor who has worked with director Martin Scorsese for over thirty-five years. She has edited all of Scorsese’s films since Raging Bull. Schoonmaker has received six Academy Award nominations for best editing, and has won … Continue reading

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tracking shot

Camera movements are used to reveal new information. A pan of a peaceful field on a summers day could reveal the scene of a horrific car accident. Consider the Orson Welles masterpiece “Touch of Evil” (1958)  

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Over the Shoulder

Similar to the POV shot, the over the shoulder shot is used to make the viewer sympathize with that character. The camera is positioned slightly behind ad a little behind the character making the viewer feel as they are looking … Continue reading

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Reaction shot

the reaction shot is important to show the person viewing the film to show how the characters are feeling about what is happening in front of them. Without the reaction shot your film could be confusing and a little cold. … Continue reading

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Point Of View Shot

Usually in films the camera takes third person perspective, staying around the main character. The main point of View Shot lets us see exactly what the character fears most, needs or desires. For example in a crime thriller, one way … Continue reading

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Shot & Reverse

Sometimes called the reverse angle shot, this sequence of 3 shots can capture a conversation, a stand off or an encounter between two or more people. The camera will cut back and forward between characters, often with part of one … Continue reading

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Master Shot

The master shot has traditionally been the most important shot in any scene, and can often double as an establishing shot. the master is usually a long shot and captures all the main characters. it describes the layout of a … Continue reading

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