Chapter 5

Creating Sequences

We are in the process of zooming out, first from examining individual shots, then to joining those individual shots together as partners, and now I consider the wider picture, as those partners form groups of shots that start to tell a story.

This chapter is divided as follows:

  • 5.1 Pace and TimingTaking a broader view, I show you how to be on the lookout for ways to control the pace and timing of a sequence.
  • 5.2 Eliminating Unnecessary PausesLearn how to spot and eliminate unnecessary pauses and delays.
  • 5.3 ContinuityVery often it’s too late by the time poor continuity reaches the editor. I’ll show you some ways you can deceive your audience and hide some of these problems.
  • 5.4 CutawaysA necessary evil that, ...

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