Transition for jarring angle changes

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by Mxsmanic, Mar 24, 2011.

  1. Mxsmanic

    Mxsmanic Guest

    Suppose I'm on the right side of a road, looking north along the road, then in
    the next shot I'm on the left side of the road, still looking north. What type
    of transition between the two shots will be the least jarring to a viewer and
    the most likely to help him see that I'm just switching from one side of the
    road to the other?
     
    Mxsmanic, Mar 24, 2011
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  2. Mxsmanic

    Bob Myers Guest

    There's something wrong with simply holding the shot and showing you walking
    across the road?

    Bob M.
     
    Bob Myers, Mar 24, 2011
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  3. Mxsmanic

    ushere Guest

    look up 'cutaway'
     
    ushere, Mar 24, 2011
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  4. Mxsmanic

    Bob Myers Guest

    The only criterion given was for a transition "least jarring to a
    viewer." I would
    submit that the least jarring transition, given no other requirements, would
    be no transition at all.

    Bob M.
     
    Bob Myers, Mar 24, 2011
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  5. Mxsmanic

    Mxsmanic Guest

    No, but that's not always possible (maybe there are a lot of cars).

    Imagine a shot of a building instead. You shoot the facade from one angle, say
    45 degrees to the right, then you shoot again from 45 degrees to the left. You
    haven't broken the 180-degree rule, but still ... do you need a special
    transition to keep the reversing of the angle (relative to a straight-on shot)
    from disorienting the viewer?
     
    Mxsmanic, Mar 25, 2011
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