Tuesday, 30 October 2012
In the task set, we were asked to produce a short scene with someone walking through a door, using match-on-action as it opens. Then we using the 180 degree rule and cross-cutting to show a conversation between the two people.
First, with the match-on-action, I tried to use a pan to the door to clearly show the audience where I wanted their attention. Unfortunately with the 2 pieces of footage (The pan and the close up of the door) I found that I had to cut the pan prematurely, otherwise the scene doesn't look like it's flowing.
With the cross-cutting, we can see the reactions of the actors when receiving or delivering information to each other. Combined with the 180 degree rule, we get a smooth scene that is easy to follow.