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Flash Cinematic Techniques by Chris Jackson

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CHAPTER 5

Don’t Lose Me

In film, an editor stitches together various camera shots to create a seamless sequence of events that appear to take place in a certain space for a certain amount of time. This is a cinematic illusion created by carefully planned camera shots and editing.

Manipulating Time and Space

Understanding Screen Direction

Using the 180-Degree Rule

Cutting and Continuity

Transitioning Scenes

Building Transitions in Flash

Manipulating Time and Space

In Chapters 3 and 4, we studied how cinematographers manipulate the space perceived in a shot. Through clever camera positions, angles, and composition they can create almost any spatial relationship between the elements in the shot. What about time?

Think about it; most movies that ...

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