Essay on Cinematography

Essay on Cinematography

Cinematography/Spring

Essay on Cinematography

In this essay you are asked to analyze the cinematography and editing in the clip below.

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfXnlATYccY)

Identify the shots, discuss the framing of the action and explain the editing selection.

You must:

1) Name the shot by their proper name (long shot, close up, crane shot, close-up, and others) and tell us why the cinematographer is using this particular shot and not a different shot to communicate the information he feels it’s critical for this scene and the story a whole.

2) Discuss the logic in the framing of the action.

3) Explain the reasoning behind the editing selections. For example, why does the editor use a jump cut instead of swipe or iris?

Things to keep in mind:

· Use the terminology to inform your discussion (the glossary in the back of your book will be helpful here)

· Highlight the terminology you use in your discussion

· Use the proper name for the shot and editing selection you identify


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