CHOOSE A CLIP
BREAK DOWN / ANALYSIS OF EACH SHOT IN THE CLIP
OBSERVATIONS ON THE EDITING
Clips from five different films are posted on Blackboard (see the Assignments tab).Four of the clips are a little over 2 minutes long and one is just under 2 minutes.The films are:
The Grand Budapest Hotel, Hidden Figures, The Kite Runner, Slumdog Millionaire, Stand and Deliver.
Watch the clips and decide which film clip you would like to view many, many times as you break it down shot by shot, into all the individual elements.
Once you have decided which clip to analyze, if you are unfamiliar with the film, it is recommended you view the entire film in order to better understand the meaning of the clip.
For the clips that are over 2 minutes, you just need to break down the first 2 minutes.
For the clip that is just under 2 minutes, break down the entire clip.
For the clip you have chosen, list and analyze all the shots individually for the following elements. (You can write in bullet points; you do not need to write in full sentences.)
Shot # (start with #1;it doesn’t matter what shot it is within the whole film)
Time of beginning to end of each shot – for example:0:10 – 0:19
Type of shot – for example: close up
Camera Angle – for example:eye-level shot
Camera Movement – for example:pan to left
Action in the Shot – for example:Eleanor sits, looks at note
Additional Mise-en-Scene:notes about composition of the shot, setting, props, lighting, costumes, make-up – for example:Eleanor in center of frame, small office with desk with papers strewn on it, motivational posters on wall,harsh high contrast lighting from ceiling, El in jeans, t-shirt & sneakers, hair in pony tail, bright red lipstick
Sound:voice, music, sound effects, ambiance (natural sound), silence – for example:man’s voice off screen, clock ticking, piano music underscore
NOTE: You do not have to repeat information if it stays the same.For example, if an actor is wearing a top hat in shot #1, and he keeps it on throughout the whole clip, you do not have to repeat that he is wearing a top hat.
If there is a group of people, you do not have to break down the costumes for every individual, you can include a group description.
You can create a table (grid) to organize your information, or use a list format, or use some combination of both.Do not write an essay for this part of the assignment.
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Scene Analysis Paper