Narrative Time in Digital Cinema

September 11, 2018

  One of my favorite methods of depicting the passage of time is the use of highspeed time lapse. Over the years, there have been several shorts, TV shows, movies, etc. that have all used some form of time lapse. A common example of time lapse that is frequently used is a shot of the sun setting or rising. By simply “speeding up” a shot that would otherwise take several…

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Continuity – Photoshoot

For my continuity project I decided to follow Holly for a photoshoot. I was curious about how she approaches doing portraiture with her subjects and I wanted to capture the whole process of how to find a location, what she does between shots, etc. As an overview, the video is broken up into 3 scenes: walking to the location, shooting at the location, and exiting the scene. The first few…

September 11, 2018
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Continuity

For my assignment I decided to do a fairly simple activity that I do practically everyday, making coffee! Also, since this assignment required very little talking and acting I decided to film most of my shots so that you barely see the person. Along with that, many of the frames are also shown to be almost in the point of view of the person so that the audience can focus…

September 11, 2018
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Continuity Video

  For my continuity assignment, I chose to go with the “making/doing something” route. In the video, I aimed to use continuity editing to showcase an action taking place without disrupting the narrative flow of the “story” itself. At the start of the video, I’m laying on my bed listening to music. From there, I put down my iPod, get up, and get out of bed. Then, as I walk…

September 11, 2018
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Continuity

For my continuity video, I wanted to capture a person in the first part of their day. I wanted to vary the angles and keep the timing consistent. Mostly my focus was on the continuity of time and cutting on action. I think if there was more action to my story or a different activity altogether, I would have developed a better sequence. There were some things I think worked…

September 11, 2018
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Narrative Time

September 11, 2018

Just as adding more panels of the character pausing in a comic strip, we can do the same with staying with a shot that holds on an actor. We show time is passing in an obvious way when filming like this. If we cut from a person deep in thought quickly it may give the impression that it was a quick decision in the actor’s mind. Similar to how the…

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Taylor Jones – Continuity

For my continuity assignment, I showed the process of giving my dog a new toy. I tried to use a variety of different shot types (medium, wide, close up, etc.), and different ways to cut between shots (match on action, motivated POV, empty frame, etc.).

September 9, 2018
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Narrative Spaces

Framing Assignments Skyfall edit – frames, shots, scene, sequence Framing Assignment – composition, camera position, on-screen/off screen space, reveal and conceal, projective and imaginary spaces Screen Grab Assignment – scenes built from shots, edited shots link spaces, temporal events and story Cinema language (not exactly like a language) mise en scene – world depicted/in front of the camera, faces, landscape, gesture, costume framing – camera position and lens, moving camera…

May 5, 2017
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