Chapter Five Will It Cut? Shooting for Editing



The Chronology of Production

Continuity and Performance

Continuity and Screen Direction

The 180-Degree Rule

Jumping the Line

The 30-Degree Rule

Reciprocating Imagery

Eye-Line Matching

It is important to remember that the planning and recording of your shots is only one part of the visual storytelling process. No matter what type of motion media project you need to create, the scripting stage is the basis for the content: the story. The careful filmmaker will generate shot lists and storyboards from the script: think of these as the “paper edit” formed during pre-production. He or she will have a vision of what the final project should look like, and these visions become the actual ...

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