Post-Continuity Editing

Some of the cinema and narrative techniques used in Run Lola Run including montage, split screens, animation, and loops. The use of montage can be seen in scenes of Lola running from place to place, and within this montage there are also montages centered on the people she runs into. This montage within a montage helps communicate the idea of the timeline changing, and these time shifts show how each person’s lives…

October 9, 2018
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Loops Blog

match on action loop, from The Shining. Frantic, quick pace, evokes feelings of anxiety. timeless, perfectly continuous loop from Dredd. Flames in the reflection, time feels slow, tense. match on action, continuous loop from one the Star Wars movies. Relatively steady pace, rhythmic, not evoking a frantic feeling. Evokes a feeling of monotony.   Loops can be useful narrative devices in cinema because it can communicate a cyclical relationship in a narrative like a loop that goes through…

October 9, 2018
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Narrative Time Blog

In McCloud’s visual essay, Time Frames, he discusses the use of sound/words as moments that can only exist in time. While the intervals in between frames and the actions within a scene can be manipulated to make time seem to move faster, the conversation itself can’t. For instance, the lunch scene we saw in class from His Girl Friday, in which the space around the table, the introduction of food and drinks, and…

October 9, 2018
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Nonlinearity in Run Lola Run

September 26, 2018

In Run Lola Run (1991), the main novelty of the film is the use of nonlinear editing to showcase different actions, interactions and resolutions. While the premise of the movie stays the same (Lola must help Manni and his money problem), the repetition of events, flashbacks, visions, etc, all allow for a more disjointed timeline of the story’s development. As Nicholas Rombes states regarding Run Lola Run, “In Run Lola Run, the several…

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Run Lola Run – Post-Continuity Editing

In Run Lola Run, the editing makes used of nonlinear storytelling and time loops and shifting. Throughout the film we see Lola engage of different scenarios of the same event and these scenes are strung together through the use of editing. Every new scenario that Lola goes through is connected through the usage of the phone ringing and by establishing the settings of each scene. Whenever the phone rings, the…

September 25, 2018
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Post-Continuity Editing

September 24, 2018

Some of the cinema techniques used in the movie Run Lola Run include cross-cutting, match on action and temporal montage. This movie can be said to have a digital aesthetic given the ability to freeze the frame. Rombes states “the quietness of the stilled image is an oasis from the perpetual motion and fluidity of data in the digital age” (72). When time freezes or moves slowly the viewer is…

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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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