Prelim Continuity Task 1

This was the final video of Present Face that I edited on Premier Pro.

Below is the script we got given to us that we had to annotate with all the different shots that I wanted to use in our video.



  • I used the following camera techniques : long shot, mid shot, shot/reverse shot, panning, eye line match and match on action to make my clip work.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense that these two actors are a couple and that they are together by using the Two shot which makes it that more interesting and pleasing to look at. I used these techniques to create a sense of emotions of their reactions, eye line match presents the story through their eye line to show their point of view of what’s happening and the use of shot/reverse shot is good to make the conversation look more realistic.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules is the 180 degree rule this rule is used to make sure that you don’t spin the camera all the way round otherwise the story wouldn’t flow properly, this rule makes sure that when filming I know what angles I can and can’t use.
  • I used these rules to help make my video much cleaner and clearer and that my video told a story to the reader and that it all made sense to the reader. However, I accidentally didn’t film a close up of the two actors so I didn’t get a feel for their point of view but the other shots still worked.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro and that is the razor tool this helped me cut out all the bits that my actors either stuttered on or started, this gave me a clean cut video as the end result.
  • I used these tools to improve my video and to make sure that I had left no errors in my video.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently for example I would make sure that the Shot Reverse Shot ran more smoothly as it just stopped all of a sudden and looked very rushed and blunt which was not what I wanted to achieve. However, I should have zoomed in and done a Mid Shot when the two actors were speaking as the audience might say that it was too hard to follow and take multipe recordings of the whole video.



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