Contributed By Glen Berry
Learn from reverse engineering
The dramatic curve is a fractal
To build a shot list, know the material
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By breaking down a scene from a movie into shots and examining what framing and angles were used, we can teach ourselves the art of directing.
The dramatic curve can not only be seen in the context of the entire movie but also in subsets of the film in scenes or sequences of scenes.
The director must understand the emotional content of the material to build a shot list and construct a plan for shooting a scene.