Tuesday, February 7, 2012

An editor's take on the 180 rule and 'scene geography'

Hey classmates, I brought these videos up in class with with Rad during a break. Thought I'd share them with the everyone if that's alright with Rad.

Film editor Jim Emerson dissects a scene where the action is confusing and kinetic in The Dark Knight:

In the Cut, Part I: Shots in the Dark (Knight) from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

And a scene that's more tame, but much clearer in Salt:

In the Cut, Part II: A Dash of Salt from Jim Emerson on Vimeo.

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