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8.13.2012

Use Sound to Create a Shot You Don't Have

Your character is going on a train ride. And the director got a couple cool shots of your actor thinking while the train whizzes along. Unfortunately, the very next shot you have is the train pulling into the station.


Sitting on a Moving Train

How do you get from one shot to the next without jarring your audience?

Add the sound of the train slowing down to the end of your actor's clip. The background of your visual certainly won't indicate a slowing train, but the audio will help your viewers make the transition.

Often, a simple cut won't work by itself. Add audio cues to make up for shots you don't have.

 ~Luke Holzmann
Your Media Production Mentor

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