Get out of my head! Lol. I kid you not, I thought about this very topic not long before seeing this post.
I was watching a couple of movies on Hallmark and the Up channels and thought about the transition between scenes, the character interactions, body language – the whole nine. You took it a step further in analyzing how the scenes are being filmed. Very impressive! I’ll have to pay more attention to this in the future.
Thanks for pointing this out.
I’ve been thinking about how movies pace their scenes and use various shots to draw a viewer in. This started after watching an episode of Film Theorists (they’re a Youtube Channel): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eyVlnPLaC7s which talked about where some of the common elements of movies got their beginnings.
We can learn a lot about writing scenes in a book by studying the methods used in film. I’m mostly going to take a look at three primary shots used in movies and TV shows: the wide shot, the medium shot, and the close-up. There are several others, though, which can also be incorporated.
For today’s examples, I’m mostly going to be talking about dinosaurs. I recently made some edits to the Multiverse Chronicles story my husband and I are working on (Dragons and dinosaurs and dirigibles, oh my!) And since we watched Jurassic World a week or two ago, that movie is still on my…
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