understanding of the rules. While I can’t claim to know all of them, I’m learning with each production. Here are some of my thoughts…
The aesthetic of a project needs to be established early to the audience. It’s distracting to introduce a new aesthetic or editorial style too late in a story without a proper justification or motivation.
Another area that gets too little attention is on atmospheric shots – those shots that fill the space between scenes. It gives the audience some time to breathe and to think and can be a moment for the music to affect the audience.
I find graduated filters too fake and unnatural. It doesn’t focus our attention and instead, usually calls attention to itself. I don’t think I’ve ever used them and have yet to be criticized for my decision.
Most directors cut too soon both on set and in editorial. On