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.
Throughout this excerpt, particular patterns of visual cuts and audio placement have been utilized towards varying extents and intentions. In dissecting this scene, the most obvious pattern of cutting that has been utilized is the use of Shot-Reverse Shot technique. Through majority of the scene, with exception of moments of character movement, this technique has been implemented. In moments of dialogue and silence between the two characters, the character speaking is shown followed by a very quick cut to the other character to show their response. As much as this shows dominance as a normalized technique,
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
Keyboard Shortcut for Function #1: CMD+/- “Creates a New Bin for your Sequences and Clips in Project Folder”. This has helped me tremendously during initial stages of assembly as it assists in the efficiency of consolidating dailies/clips into relevant Bins without the need for unnecessary pointing and clicking
Keyboard Shortcut for Function #2: Key ‘I”, “Mark In”, ‘ Creates a Marking input to help section particular clips or parts of sequence being edited’. This function has proven to be the most efficient tool in helping with the Rough and Fine Cut editing process as it allows users to quickly Mark in Clips (and Mark out) to section relevant parts of footage or sequences. During the process of reviewing footage it helps tremendously when there is a need to quickly scan through footage to find portions that are required for the general sequencing of the film or to isolate the footage from any erroneous portions that may not be necessary
Keyboard Shortcut for Function #3 Key: Key “O”,“Mark Out”, Creates a Marking out at any particular point of a clip or section, in conjunction with the Mark In, Sections portions of individual clips or entire sequences. Working in Pair with the Mark In Function, the Mark Out keyboard function helps quickly Mark the end portion of the desired section that the user wishes to section out. Together, the two functions help greatly with the efficiency of time in the editing process as they work in conjunction with key cursor to mark a section at the current point of duration indicated by the cursor. As such, users can automatically Mark footage as they are reviewing them or in a more precise manner where they may use the cursor to select a certain point for Marking. The advantages weighs out tremendously in comparison to the manual method of clicking the function and having to manually stretch the length between the two points towards the desired section. As such, time lost in the manual process of stretching the Mark In and Mark Out bounds (especially in the context of having to review several clips of footage) is regained through the simple process of using the keyboard function. Relatively, this function would be one of the more significant features of the software as its presence completely alleviates the need for the entire process of manual selection.