Posts tagged "Filmmaking"
There are new stories being enacted in the world everyday and there are stories that always need telling in new ways. There are stories being born in the minds of imaginative writers the world over and maybe there’s a story that you have fermenting in your mind.
Everyone in the film world starts out somewhere and contrary to what you may think it is not a closed world. Everyone is welcome so, to the established masters of the form, good luck to your next story. And to anyone out there who knows that they can tell a story in film too… go for it.
Yeah, I think you hit it on the head there when you say that the long take has to do with realism. Constructing the world in a movie is largely the job of editing. It’s how the audience pieces things together and comprehends the mise en scène. I’ll use The Place Beyond the Pines director Derek Cianfrance’s quote to better illustrate the point: “We wanted to shoot a lot of film in these long takes. I feel once you cut, there’s a security and safety in a cut. There’s a lie in a cut. It you don’t cut, there’s a truthfulness to it” (x). It’s like when Kim Jee-Woon decided not to cut during the gruesome takes in I Saw the Devil. The effect becomes unsettling because the continuity temporarily shatters the audience’s suspension of disbelief. Editing (cutting, transitioning, etc) makes up so much of film that when a long take is employed it gives the illusion of reality. Also see: Alfonso Cuaròn’s notoriously long takes in Children of Men and Gravity.