After reading Roger Ebert’s article titled “How to read a movie,” I have learned some new ideas about how movies are edited to emphasize specific emotions and add overall tension to a scene. In particular, the part that he discussed that stood out to me the most was about where the actor is placed in a scene. “In simplistic terms: Right is more positive, left more negative.” This applies to the emotions such as happy or mad, but it can also be used to represent other more figurative ideas such as being in the future or the past, depending on where a person or subject is placed in the film.

The particular scene I have chosen to talk about is the famous “You can’t handle the truth” scene from A Few Good MenI hope everyone enjoys this!

I had to make a second Vimeo account because of the weekly 500MB upload limit. However, Final Cut Pro movies are huge!!! Sooooo, I made the executive decision to post to YouTube… We will see how long this stays posted. 

Thanks Apple

I have not figured out how to add audio, so instead, my process for making this was to create a PowerPoint. I then did a screen-recording and played the presentation. Overall I am pleased with the results, and I think this is an excellent way to tackle an assignment like this!

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