3 SPACES, FUNCTIONS AND POSSIBILITIES OF EDITING

 

 

In this chapter, we discuss the existence of certain units or divisions of film and television programs that constitute areas of reference for scene design and visual composition. Importantly, they also help to fragment storylines so that these can easily be reconstructed during the subsequent editing stage. Nevertheless, concepts can often seem confusing, depending on the author’s perspective. In this chapter, therefore, we review the definitions that will allow us to clearly identify these units in order to provide a context for the application of the various editing procedures presented throughout the book.

THE NARRATIVE UNITS

Scene

The term scene is basically associated with the action ...

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