The methods suggested by Ebert are intentional core aspects of the scenes. Although say for example it would take time to get use to, frame by frame reviews do show a much more detailing consideration when analyzing film/movie scenes. I’ve always noticed the background and foreground emphasis but never to the completion he describes it in where the past is on the left, and the right is the future. Down below is an image from Dead Poet Society of Robin Williams towering over the class. Not only is he on the right, he is also the clear attraction to the class due to his “futuristic” and radical at this very traditional boarding school.


Dominant, submissive, and different axis’ are all things I never really considered prior to reading this article in terms of describing a photo. In all honesty, I do believe that this is considered an esoteric exercise; I will say that everyone can get something out of frame by frame reviews, it’s just a matter of time in which they get it.

The two videos I watched were on “examples of editing techniques” and also “one-point perspective. These editing techniques were all too familiar to me back when I was in middle school. I remember loving to rig up my presentations with shocking transitions and cool moves. It wasn’t until later that year in which I got a much lower grade than I expected for heavily edited presentation on Keynote. It was here when I realized that you can overdo video editing which can lead to stalled time or just useless transitions. Out of the whole video, I would have to say that my favorite transitions were the flash cuts and slow motion. The flash cuts allows the audience to feel the build up, especially in a song such as Separate Ways. The beat build up is in sync with the images flashing on the screen increasing a rise of energy from the audience. The slow motion effect allows for exaggerated shots which are great for allowing the audience to understand a powerful moment in a film/movie/song. When combined it, it can create a powerful emotion from the audience (below is an example).


The second video I chose to analyze was on one-point perspectives. I’m actually surprised at how intriguing this specific video was. At the beginning, the long hallways had a sense of drawing to them. I honestly couldn’t pull my eyes away from the screen and it felt like I was being sucked in with the camera slowly flexing zoom levels. Transitioning to another scene with a similar perspective seems effective enough with this over exaggeration of the custom video.

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