Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Match Cut Exercise

In lesson we had to use jelly babies to plan out our story board for are film we will be making. We were given a task to use jelly babies to make our short 'animatic' storyboard and with that we would take pictures and plan a prelim film .

In order to do this, we had to use the program Final Cut and use Match Cut which is a transition within the scene and follows in some way directly matching a character or object in the previous scene.
We also had to used shot/reverse shot to show a flowing conversation done by two characters,/ or a connection between them and we had to use the 180 degree rule.
The 180° rule is a basic guideline in film-making that connects two characters 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.
The reason for using the 180 degree rule, is to make the film more believable and to change the audience with you so they feel part of the scene portrayed in the film.
An example:

This diagram shows the axis between two characters, when cutting from the green arc to the red arc, the characters switch places on the screen.

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