Tuesday, 13 October 2015

Continuity Task 1


Technical aspect:

Creating a continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom he/she then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue with. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule.

When analysing and comparing this continuity task to our micro-drama, we can state that this has been filmed better in terms of choosing different shots and angles types.
In this case, the task was to film a character opening a door and crossing a room to then exchange a couple of lines of dialogue with another character.
The first shot we see is a long shot, of Bronnie Vaughan walking accross a pavement outside. Since she is later on talking to a teacher (played by me), the audience knows that it has been filmed around a school. This let's the audience establish a setting.

The shot after this is an over-the-shoulder shot of Bronnie looking at the door. This shows the audience that she is about to go inside of the school.

The shot after this one is an eye-level shot that has been taken from the inside of the school. This shows the audience how she is opening the door and how the sound changes from when she was outside, to when she is inside.

For the next shot, we took it in a low angle. This shows how she is walking very straightforward and determined inside the school building.
The following shot is a two shot and mid-shot where Bronnie walks past me (playing a teacher). This shot was created to show the audience the difference and comparison between the two characters. The teacher as a very tall person with glasses and hair tied back and the student with her hair loose who looks a bit younger.

In the next few shots, there is a shot and reverse shot changing to represent the dialogue between the two character's.

After the few lines of dialogue have been exchanged, we decided to create a long shot, where the audience again sees the mise-en-scene that is within a school. but also sees how the two character's walk their own ways, emphasising on the fact that the movie is over.

1 comment:

  1. good post - just be clear on the meaning of the central terms, and the wider concept of continuity editing


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