Your scene should be FILLED with insert shots and cutaways, but you will also need to have a long shot every four or five shots to make sure the audience can follow the action.
Raiders of the Lost Ark did a great job of showcasing this technique.
Today you will get into groups of 3-4 of your own choosing. You will plan your scene beginning with a one-page outline that is due today at 11:15 (Start typing.)
You may start this project as soon as you wish. You will have class time to shoot and/or edit next Wed and Friday (Yes, that means some of the shooting and editing will be homework. Sorry). Next Thursday June 5th will be a mandatory after-school editing session.
Projects are due edited the day the seniors leave. Seniors, this is your final and worth 15% of your grade.
You will all shoot master shots which are shots that last the length of the shoot. You will then shoot insert shots and cutaways from multiple angles. I want this to be the most professional looking video you have ever made.
- Plan ahead.
- Get creative. Move the camera and edit on action.
- Never let the audience lose track of the main objective or goal in the scene.