Consider Sandra’s lecture “Directing Actors” and describe at least a couple of points that you took away from it (even if you’re not the director).
Sandra’s lecture was really great. Her tips were helpful to me, although I was not a director in my programme.
Sandra first talked about rehearing actors beforehand. In her sense, a director had better talk to actors about the story before shooting day. They can have better comprehension about your story. Also, she advised the mood when directing. An actor can easily sense when the director is unhappy and it affects their confidences. Therefore, how to deal with the issue like this is communication. Director is recommend to be relaxed and honest. A good atmosphere could be better for a good production.
Sandra recommended giving the actors the momentum of the prior scene’s emotion. This tips was impressive. One of the readings in Film/TV categories states that if your scene are playing music, you might let actors listen this music. Even though actors are not really on set, their prior imagination is good for their ability to perform.
In this clip screened in the lecture from the Coen brothers’ ‘Blood Simple‘ describe what is happening in terms of the edits specifically in terms of the audio and video. Also name the different kinds of audio you can hear.
The ambience sound at night.
the sound of object. (i.e handing over the folder, sitting down on a chairs)
This sequence mainly consist of a series of reverse shots between two characters. Audio is a medium or a transition within cut by cut. When editor cuts Character A to Character B, the audio must be consistent. It convince us to believe they are happening at the same time in the same space. In other words, audio connects moving images.
A good example is to learn that if we suddenly cut image to black screen as the audio is still going. We believe the video is still rolling because we still can hear. However, if we shut audio down but keep video, as you can imagine, that could be a mistake otherwise you have a good reason.
Most applications reserve keyboard shortcuts for the functions that use most often. It is really good to learn all of these as it will speed up your editing and additionally alert you to functions that the software developers and other users find important. (You can learn much about the software by looking at keyboard shortcuts).
Find the keyboard shortcuts for Adobe Premiere and note two or more functions that you’ve never used before that may be invaluable to editing.
Next in Sequence – shift+;
Left Alignment – Shift+Cmd+L
Center Alignment – Shift+Cmd+C
Right Alignment – Shift+Cmd+R
Cut to Camera 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7 – Ctrl+1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 or 7
Export frame Shift+E