Archive for the 'Shot Flow' Category

Who Staged Donald and Daffy?

Sunday, March 2nd, 2008

My posts on shot flow in the piano duel from Who Framed Roger Rabbit? were cross posted on the TAG blog and the comments there give key background on how this sequence originated. First, cartoonist Larry Levine wrote: Chuck Jones originally layed out this scene during the film’s early pre-production & one can only dream […]

Who Framed Donald and Daffy? – Shot Flow gone awry

Tuesday, February 26th, 2008

In the last post, I broke down the primarily live-action shots in Who Framed Roger Rabbit that lead into the the piano duel between Daffy and Donald. Those shots demonstrated straight-forward film-making and clear shot flow, at least among the shots where human actors were the focus. Here I’ll break down the subsequent animated portion […]

Shot flow in Who Framed Roger Rabbit

Sunday, February 24th, 2008

I remember seeing Who Framed Roger Rabbit and being excited by the Daffy/Donald piano duel. It was just about my favorite part of the movie. I was also as frustrated by the sequence as I was excited. Here it is: [ Javascript required to view QuickTime movie, please turn it on and refresh this page […]

Shot Flow

Wednesday, January 30th, 2008

One of the most common errors I see in student films, and sometimes in professional work, is a lack of attention to the flow of the viewer’s point of focus within a shot and, especially, across cuts. I use the term ‘shot flow’ to describe the way the viewer’s eye flows from point-of-interest to point-of-interest […]

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