For example, consider the scene in which Vincent is upstairs with his dog Sparky. In that scene he was giving a lecture to his dog because he escaped when he wasn’t supposed to because Sparky was brought back from the dead. This scene was in a high angle spot with low key lighting which created a hopeless and suspenseful environment. The tone that Tim Burton gave towards Vincent was a lonely boy who couldn’t be without his dog because he was the only child his parents had. A second example of a two shot is in the movie Edward Scissorhands where Edward was creating a ice sculpture for Kim with his scissorhands.
In classical Hollywood cinema, narrative follows a linear chain of cause and effects. The narrative is clearly structured with a beginning, middle, and end. There are a lot of elements that contribute into focusing on the narrative of a film. One of the most important element of a classic Hollywood cinema is editing by using continuity cutting. The goal is to make a cut invisible and is constructed in a way that does not draw attention onto itself.
This essay will discuss the uses, strategies and the meanings that are generated by editing in cinema. The films that this essay will be focusing on are Psycho and Singin’ in the Rain. Both of these films are very different to each other and therefore use editing in varying ways in order to give the audience a different perception of the characters as well as the setting that these characters are involved in. Psycho focuses on building suspense for the audience throughout the film using editing, camera work and sound. This essay will be primarily focusing on editing with the discussion of camerawork where relevant.
ARTS1501 Abigail Natnat March 30, 2016 N01100811 Film Essay Assignment The first sequence is the last scene from Apocalypse Now (1979) which was directed by Francis Ford Coppola. This scene is popularly known as “The Horror” and is a hybrid of classical paradigm and formalist style. It is a classical paradigm because the sequence is actually going about with a story which means that some of the parts are continually edited revealed to be in one setting which is the jungle where Captain Willard takes on with his assigned mission to deal with Colonel Kurtz. On the other hand, the scene is also a formalist style which particularly touches on each of the montage types.
Parallel editing was present in the film wherein it was edited in a way that two scenes were alternating to make it appear that they were happening simultaneously (Lorber, 2010). High and low angled shots were also present, and panoramic shots as well. The editing that I liked the most was in the scene when The Machine Man was made to look like Maria. The surge of electricity in this particular scene and the orbits going up and down The Machine Man was what amazed me. It is shocking that in order for this to happen, the people responsible for editing had to film this frame by frame so imagine the hours, days, weeks or even months that were put into this particular scene.
“Mise-en-scene” is a French expression that was originally a theatrical term that refers to “staging” (Thompson & Bordwell 1999). When this term was transferred to film production, its practices involved the framing of the shots (Hayward 2000). According to Karam (2001), Mise-en-scene involves a choreographed set of visual elements that correspond to a set of ideas. Mise-en-scene involves the use of multiple elements that are used in a scene to create a certain mood or to influence the audience’s perception (Thompson & Bordwell 1999).
By using a long shot, the audience can see both how many people there are, and their angry, almost crazed body language. When these two things are shown together in one shot, one can understand the gravity of the situation, and begins to fear for Edward’s life. Throughout all his films, director Tim Burton uses many film techniques and cinematic elements. However, when Burton wants to control the audiences’ emotions, and twist the mood of the scene, he uses lighting, non-diegetic music, and framing
There are many things that make a film interesting. This include historical context (ex. social, government, econ, etc.) and the theory around it. Films represent their times and everything that comes with it. On the other side, is the aesthetic. Films can be seen as a work of art. This can include things like techniques a creator uses, narrative structure, originality, and etc. These aspects continue to shape the films we make today.
The background and everything in frame was focused in the screen shot. This technique is combined with lighting and camera lenses to produce this effect on scene. The scene starts out the movie by showing Charlie playing in the snow outside while Thatcher meets with Charles’s mom to sign guardianship to him inside the house. The mise -en- scene is able to utilize the whole focus of scene and explain the story. An innovation that cinematic technique was developed was the wipe which allows the one image to be moved off screen to another.
Tim Burton is well known film director. The movies that he has created are often described as mysterious, odd, and intriguing. Burton's movies use certain film techniques to create a certain feeling for the audience to experience. The three main techniques that Tim Burton usually uses is the lighting, camera angles, and sound techniques.
The final scene uses a lot of close up shots to capture the emotions of Romeo and Juliet, we see a lot of anguish and hopelessness in Romeo’s face when he sees Juliet dead, and we see joy in her face when she first opens her eyes and sees Romeo, but that quickly morphs into shock and heartbreak when she sees him dying. The use of close up shots was very effective because it allowed the audience to really feel the emotions portrayed in the scene. A long shot was used in the inside of the church to capture all the interior details of the church. After they are both dead, an overhead shot is used to show them lying next to each other to symbolise their eternal love and peace in each other. In the Great Gatsby, we see a long panning shot of his house, and the lake to show how abandoned it looks.