Prelim montage

Success Criteria:

  1. Shoot for continuity using montage to condense time and space
  2. Use speed to infer tension
  3. Use close ups to show reactions / expression of the person – many of you missed these essential narrative moments in the Prelim Task – don’t do it this time.
  4. Shoot to edit at least one eye line match – significant object/person
  5. There may be some repeated action to show the repetitive nature of the school day
  6. Edit in at least one match on action – again, many of you missed the detail and purpose of MOA in the Prelim.
  7. Use some interesting transitions – fade in, wipe, dissolve help show the passing of time


  1. I had a variety of multiple shots ranging from long to close up shots that I was able to use each creatively and successfully in my edit.
  2. I used multiple transition effects that made the transition from one shot to the other look more smooth and more seamless.
  3. My shots were well edited together with quick cuts to each shot emphasising the passage of time in a short space of shots as a montage should.


  1. One transition was implemented to early in the shot resulting in a rough change of shots that didn’t look too good together.
  2. The establishing shot although it did its job it could have been better if the shot was held for a bit longer to emphasise the effect.
  3. I could’ve included more sound effects to add to make the video more immersive with how Nic went throughout his day.

I have learnt through editing this montage how important everything is and how they all work together to create a good final product, camera, sound and editing all work together to create meaning and purpose in each shot creating a story that the audience can follow through all of these things combined together. When it comes to making my music video I will keep in mind how to do this so when it comes to shooting, editing and sound syncing I can create a story in my video.

Preliminary task and Evaluation questions

  • I have used the following camera techniques: Close up, medium shot, shot reverse shot, establishing shot, reaction shot, match on action.
  • I used these techniques to create a sense of space, relationship between the two characters, the emotions of the characters.
  • I have learnt to use the following continuity editing rules: The 180 degree rule, match on action, shot reverse shot.
  • I used these rules to have consistent continuity in my shots, clearly show that there is a back and forth conversation going on, to show any actions happening in multiple shots.
  • I have learnt to use the following tools/techniques in Premiere Pro: Cutting, adjusting the size of video clips, how to render the edits.
  • I used these tools to improve my editing overall making the whole video smoother and look better, the cuts between shot to shot are edited and rendered to create a smooth transition.
  • If I was to do this project again I would do some things differently: I would shot more long and close up shots so I could have more editing and camera techniques in my disposal when it came to editing.