Preliminary Task & Opening Sequence comparison...

Preliminary Task & Opening Sequence comparison By Amelia Bartlett

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1. PT (editing) cross fade

2. I have had the opportunity to develop my editing skills and apply certain effects and transitions, such as cross fade to my opening sequence. I feel this gives and in-depth meaning of creating tension in my opening sequence as well as depicting movement.

3. OS (editing) cross fade

4. PT Use of Long Shots

5. OS Use of Long Shots

6. Similar to my preliminary task, a scene of a character walking was decided upon. This required an extra long shot, in which the characters whole body was shown. By reusing a long shot it allowed me to develop both my camera and directing skills in terms of producing a more refined recording. Here it is shown how the same shot can be used effectively to portray different moods. For example when analysing the two shots; it is the location of being outside, the time of day recorded (one during the day one at night) and the low lighting which set the tone of the shot. Furthermore this allowed me to develop my knowledge, as well as allowing me to gain an understanding of how to consider key elements such as lighting and props in terms of mise en scene.

7. PT Close-Up Shots

8. OS Close-Up Shots

9. Emotions and facial expresions are a key area in making any film successful and believable. A good reaction it can be a very powerful clip to cut into a dialogue scene to intensify the mood or performance. therefore we decided to use a close-ups to create the same effect. A way in which we have improved is the spacing around the character and the framing is tighter allowing our audience to focus soley on the character and allows us to get reaction shots.


10.1. Throughout comparing the shot used in my preliminary task compared to my opening sequence, I have developed my skills in several aspects. There are a range of elements of my opening sequence which shows the progeression of skills, there are clips which also illustrate this.

11. Match on action was intially a technique that I had learnt during my preliminary task process. During my opening sequence another 'travelling' scene was decided apon in which movement needed to continued (for example to be recorded from both sides of a door) and was edited to show fluent movement. This was an area in which I further developed in the editing process and refined techniques by using smoother running shots that track the main characters movement.

12. PT Shots: Match On Action

13. OS Shots: Match On Action

14. PT Shots: Match On Action 2

15. OS Shots: Match On Action 2

16. Opening Sequence Innovative Shots: Flashback Scene

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17. Opening Sequence Innovative Shots: Movment Shots

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18. Opening Sequence Innovative Shots: Walking Scene

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19. Opening Sequence Innovative Shots: Low & High Angle Shots

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20. Opening Sequence Innovative Shots: Close Up Shots

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21. There are several elements involving the cinematography of our opening sequence which shows the development of skills. As a group we have decided to use more creative shots. By thinking in a more abstract way, we are personalising our opening sequence within the narrative. For example using close-up shots to show the audience messages sent and recieved. There are several more examples of our opening sequence which i have sperated into four groups.