Editing in television drama 4
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- 1. List as manytransitions as they can think of that would be used in a TVdrama
2. We are going to watchthe first 15 minutes ofSex Traffic (2004) A powerful two-partdrama about two youngMoldovan sisterskidnapped andtrafficked throughEurope to the dark sideof London, betrayed bypimps and police, andfighting for their lives. Watch now on 4oD 3. Transition Seen in Sex Traffic Why the transition was used in this dramaCrosscutting For the change of scene, showing the different characters, as well as the perspective of the person whose eyes we are seeing from and the time differences as it shows different time periodsReverse Shot When they are following a character and throughout most of the conversationsHand held shot To show the perspective of a character through their eyes.Cut insShowing a significant part to the audience in detailCut away Showing something which is not actually the subject that is in questionExtreme Long ShotTo set the sceneMedium shotTo show the dcor and setting of the next shot 4. List the all of the editing devicesthat you can think of 5. Cutting The simple change from oneshot/scene to another Cross Cutting - Editing that alternates shotsof two or more lines of action occurring indifferent places, usually simultaneously. Thetwo actions are therefore linked, associatingthe characters from both lines of action. 6. We have studied this before for yourpreliminary task. This is used in conversation to move from onecharacter to another and back again. 7. Again we have studied this before This is where the camera shoots onecontinuous piece of action and the editswitches from one perspective to another. 8. A cut obeying the axis of action principle, in which the first shot shows a person off in onedirection and the second shows a nearby space containing what he or she sees. If theperson looks left, the following shot should imply that the looker is offscreen right. Seethe example below -First we see her looking... then we see what she looks at.As her interest grows, the eyeline match (that is the connection between looker andlooked) is stressed with matching close-ups of her face and Icaruss falling into the oceanin the painting. Again, this implies that she is looking directly at Icaruss body. 9. First we see her looking...then we see what she looks at. As her interest grows, the eyeline match (that is theconnection between lookerand looked) is stressedwith matching close-ups ofher face and the section of the painting she isinterested in 10. With pace you are looking for how long orshort the time between each edit is. If we are watching a car chase we would expectthe time to be short between each edit. A emotional drama may have much longerbetween each of its cuts You can also think about rhythem. Have theedits been timed to key moments or the beatof the piece of music behind the scene? 11. Watch this clip and analyse how the editingtechniques have been used in the clip. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gKkBzbdiqV0 Record examples for each of the techniquesusing the table on the next slide. 12. Example from 24 Function of the editingEditing Device interrogation scene deviseCutting /Cross Cutting Watching Jack and NinaShows the change of through the moniterslocation and the charactersShot Reverse-ShotNina looks at Jack as heShowed within perspective enters the room of the characterMatch on ActionJack pushes Nina up against This is showin the characters the wallmovement within the settingEyeline MatchJack gets into Ninas face Shows the emotion and after throwing the table. relationship between the two characters - TensionPace Pace quickens leaving the Shows the situation change atmosphere appear to be very quickly hostile after being calm 13. In groups fill in the lastcolumn of the tableevaluating the function of the editing devices. 14. Answer the following question: Does the use of editing in TV Dramas construct the meaning about relationships between characters. Post your response on your blog along withthis PowerPoint when it is filled in.