Join Ashley Kennedy for an in-depth discussion in this video Exploring shot and lens movement, part of Introduction to Video Editing.
- In the previous movie, we explored some shot types…that we can use to construct our narrative.…Each of these shots can be stationary…or they can contain movement.…And it's up to you, as the editor,…to determine whether including movement…is a better way to tell the story…than simply by cutting from one shot to another.…Here's the thing, lens and camera movement…should promise viewers that they will receive…new information or a new understanding…by the end of the movement.…Otherwise, it's an unmotivated move…and can cause lack of clarity, and confusion.…
Let's take a look at a couple of examples…of lens and camera movements that editors can use…in constructing their narrative.…A pan is a side-to-side camera move from a fixed point.…If we head back to Silence of the Lambs,…here's a nice motivated pan.…- That is the Duomo seen from the Belvedere.…Do you know Florence?…- Tilt is an up and down camera move from a fixed point.…Here, we see a tilt up of a low-angle shot…in Citizen Kane.…
So those are examples of when the camera moves…
- Exploring an editor's role in storytelling
- Understanding film grammar
- Learning when to follow and when to break editing "rules"
- Exploring shot and lens movement, as well as timing and pacing
- Getting to know video editing software
- Editing narrative scenes
- Editing documentaries
- Looking at the role of sound design, effects, and color correction
- Next steps for training and development
Skill Level Intermediate
Premiere Pro: Documentary Editingwith Jason Osder3h 48m Intermediate
Final Cut Pro X v10.1.x: Documentary Editingwith Diana Weynand2h 56m Intermediate
1. Exploring Story
What is story?2m 47s
2. The Grammar of Editing
3. Exploring Nonlinear Editing Applications
4. Editing a Short Narrative Scene
5. Editing a Short Documentary
6. Understanding Additional Post-Production Processes
Next steps2m 30s
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