Cinematography, Sound, and Editing

Cinematography, Sound, and Editing


Choose a movie that you have viewed in the past and can re-watch to complete the below worksheet. Please refer to our course readings.


Part I, II, and III: Examining Cinematography, Sound, and Edting  at least 50 words in each cell (not including required quotes). Choose two quotes from the eBook ONLY (not YouTube nor the Internet)  that defines a film technique not a review of your film. For example find a quote for point of view, editing, continuity, cinematography, diegetic and non diegetic sound, sound track, score, mise en scene, setting, camra angle types such as wide or reaction. Surround with quote marks verbatim and list source. Then connect definition to your analysis of the film. What scene can the technique be observed?  What scene is diegetic sound observed or the score is heard?  Do not choose quotes that analyze your film. It is your job to do that.


Questions Answers
Discuss your film’s point of view.






How are camera angles used within your film? Be sure to point to at least two specific scenes.






Discuss how your film is framed.






Discuss one scene and depth of field.





Using at least one scene examine the ideas of contrast and color.







Part II:


Questions Answers
Analyze a cut within your film.






Discuss two types of camera shots.








Part III:


Questions Answers
How are voice and dialogue used in your film?





Locate one scene with music. How does music work within that scene? Or, what is the difference between score and sound track. Give examples of these from your film.





Discuss the sound effects used within your film.







PART 2  DISCUSSION QUESTIONS ***Reminder: Participation is based on substantive posts that must include your choice of quotes from the learning activity, text, inclusion of a relevant YouTube clip, or link to a relevant film analysis Website not listed in our course. Each post must be a minimum of 150 words not including quotes or links. While such citations are required, a formal reference is not. See Instructor’s Policies for complete details.***


1.How does a film’s editing contribute to its success or failure? Be sure to draw from our textbook, the accompanying film Website, or other reputable sources when you site. and place such a citation inside your response. Have you ever seen an editor’s cut of a film? Why do you think the editor’s cut was not in the original version? Do you think the movie would have been better if it was?




  1. Explain the meaning of cinematography and what are the elements of cinematography?


  1. Discuss the history of Widescreen, 3-D, and New Color Processes.


  1. Discuss the digital era, include Animation and Visual Effects.




  1. Explain the History of Film Editing as it relates to the Continuity Editing in the Hollywood Studio Era



  1. Editing in the digital era








Corrigan, T. & White, P. (2015). The film experience (4th Ed). Boston, MA: Bedford/St. Martin’s.




Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s