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on 09/22/2011

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Now we will make our opening scene and in the opening scene as in all scenes you will incorporate both objective and subjective shots
So let’s get used to talking like filmmakers
A shot is the basic unit of a film. While shooting, a shot refers to one length of continuously recorded action: you turn the camera on (begin recording) and then turn it off; you have just recorded one shot. Often you record multiple takes (attempts) of each shot in order to get one perfect take to be edited into the final film. During editing, a shot is the length of film between two edit points.

As opposed to subjective, objective shots are not seen from anyone (or anything's) eyes, but rather from an 'observer's' point of view. This supposed observer is, as far as the narrative is concerned, not actually there; that is, the characters cannot see or interact with the camera. (It can therefore, for example, pass through the glass of a window without hindrance, though this would require special effects) The majority of shots taken in film are objective.

Subjective shots are taken from someone or something's point of view. It might, for example, display what one of the characters can see. Truly subjective (rather than Point of View) shots are rarely used, as they can be disorientating or alienating to the audience, especially if a character looks at or speaks to the camera. They are, therefore, generally only used when the effect it creates is explicitly desired.

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