Tag Archive - Stationary Camera Shots

Stringing the Segments of Shots Together

After spending many months going over just some of the basic camera shots and how novelists can transcribe these cinematic techniques in terms of fiction prose, you should now have a lot of great new tools in your writer’s toolbox. You’ve seen some excerpts from both movie scripts and novels that show these different shots and how they can be used to direct your reader to pay attention to the things you want them to notice.  Continue Reading…

Orchestrating the Symphony Of Shots

We’ve spent much time going over camera shots, looking at various stationary and moving shots used in screenplays. If you haven’t been following my blog all year, you can click on the category Shoot Your Novel and, beginning with the first week of January, read through all the camera shots.

You’ve now seen how each particular shot can be transcribed effectively in a novel, and hopefully you now have some great tools in your writers’ toolbox that you can use to supercharge your novel and make it visually powerful. Continue Reading…

Match Cuts for Creative Structure

The last stationary camera shot we’re going to look at is called a Match Cut. I’m including this shot although it’s not often used. Why? Because I think novelists could find a number of places in their scenes where a Match Cut would be quite effective. A Match Cut is a cut in film editing between either two different objects, two different spaces, or two different compositions in which an object in the two shots graphically match, often helping to establish a strong continuity of action and linking the two shots metaphorically. Continue Reading…

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