Framing of Shawshank Redemption

The opera scene of Shawshank Redemption is my favorite movie scene of all time. The first shot is of a close up of Andy looking through a bunch of records. The next shot is again of a close up as it shows Andy grabbing an Italian opera record and playing it on the record player. The guard that is supposed to be watching him is in the bathroom. He hears the…

September 5, 2019
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Iphone Cinema

These iphone movies aren’t trying to be like traditional movies. When using the iphone, the movies that they create can be completed quicker than any other standard movie. Steven Soderbergh is a director that is changing the world of cinema. He directed the Netflix original “High Flying Bird” all on smartphone. Before that he film the psychological thriller “Unsane” on smartphone and shot the whole film in just two weeks….

September 5, 2019
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Blog 3 – Betsy Hanrahan

In McClouds “Time Frames,” he discusses how changes in the rhythm and size of panels can alter how the viewer perceives time. In essence, when the expected is broken, the viewer begins to see things in a different time frame. Although digital cinema can only capture a moment in time as it is happening, similarly one could break the traditional rules of cinema in order to alter the viewers reality….

September 5, 2019
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Sunny Disposition – Continuity Editing

For my video, I chose to film my brother watering our garden. There are a few moments in this sequence that I think are particularly successful. First, is the sequence which starts with the long shot of Ryan watering the garden bed (11 seconds) and ends with him walking away form the garden barrel (26 seconds). In the first shot in this sequence, it’s at the garden bed. The second,…

September 5, 2019
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Continuity Project

This video goes over the process of washing a car.  In the first shot I used the garage door to open the video and frame the subject of the video in what I would consider a close up shot.  This shot focuses on the carnage on the front bumper specifically to give a reason for the video.  The second shot initiates motion and the pace of the video.  The third…

September 4, 2019
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Continuity Editing – Forrest Gump

(ELS) Extreme Long Shot (LS) Long Shot (MLS) Medium Long Shot (MS) Medium Shot (MCU) Medium Close Up (CU) Close Up Throughout the film the director uses various shots/scenes in order to highlight and display specific elements that is needed. By having extreme long shots, it helps give the viewer an idea for an established location. The viewer is then able to understand where the film is taking place, and is able…

September 4, 2019
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Blog #2 Framing in Movies

Medium   Close up   Medium Close-up   Wide   Wide Medium Wide Wide Two Shot Close up Close Up Two Shot Medium Wide Medium Wide Medium Wide Close Up Medium Medium Medium Close Up Close Up Medium Wide Wide   This is one of the first Sequences of “The Dark Knight”. Each shot is a medium to close up with an occasional wide to emphasize and the scene and…

September 3, 2019
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#2 : Framing In Action

Film is a visual medium and it uses it’s visuals to tell a story in a unique way that is greatly affected by the use of framing to create a sequence. How framing is used can provide a scene with a certain flow, speed or even a mood. One of my favorite films is the 1986 film Cobra. Here is one of my favorite scenes of the film condensed into…

September 3, 2019
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Blog Project #1 Favorite Movie Scene

For this blog post, I selected six scenes from the movie “The Pentagon Wars”, a military comedy about the develop of the U.S. Bradley Fighting Vehicle starring Kelsey Grammer.   The first shot in this new scene is a Close-Up shot of the date on an engineer’s drafting board. This scene sets the environment of the sequence as it pans away for the second shot. The second shot blend of…

September 3, 2019
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