Wednesday, 6 January 2016

Continuity Task- Did we meet the criteria?

Our criteria for making our continuity task was as follows:

Preliminary exercise: Continuity task involving filming and editing a character opening a door, crossing a room and sitting down in a chair opposite another character, with whom she/he then exchanges a couple of lines of dialogue. This task should demonstrate match on action, shot/reverse shot and the 180-degree rule. 

Did We Meet This Criteria?

I think we certainly succeeded in matching the criteria and producing a high quality premilinary task. We wanted to make sure that the film showed that we fully understand match on action, so we used it a lot during the opening of the sequence.
Here is a medium wide angle shot of harvey walking along the pavement.

It then switches to the same style shot as harvey turns the corner,except this time from the other side of corner,giving the impression of fluidity and continuity.

Later on in the continuity task we demonstrated our ability to execute a shot/ reverse shot:

Here is a close up shot of  Jess talking to harvey over dinner

This then cuts/reverses to Harvey, showing that the two characters are looking at each other.

These screenshots also show our use of the 180 degree rule, which is shown during the conversation as the camera simply rotates on the same axis when the shot switches between the characters.

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