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Lesson Review

  1. What is an action scene?
  2. What is a complex action scene?
  3. What are setup and payoff shots?
  4. What is the advantage of working in the Trim Edit window?
  5. What are three common ways to increase tension?
  6. What is a quick and effective trick to easily account for momentum when cutting on an action?
  7. What is crosscutting?
  8. What does the spacebar do in the Trim Edit window?
  9. How can you use dynamic trimming?

Answers

  1. Any scene where the focus of the scene is an activity.
  2. A scene where multiple activities happen, either in sequence, or simultaneously.
  3. A setup is a shot that elicits an expectation from the viewer. A payoff is a shot that resolves such an expectation.
  4. The Trim Edit window provides detailed information, such as how many frames are trimmed and how much media is left in each clip.
  5. Using close-ups without context, crosscutting, and speeding up the edits.
  6. By first making the edit on the end of the action, then rolling the edit back to just before it happens.
  7. Cutting back and forth between two locations, usually for action that is occurring simultaneously.
  8. Play Around Edit Loop. It also aborts a dynamic trim operation.
  9. Activate Dynamic Trimming in User preferences by using the Trim Edit window to perform roll or ripple edits while the sequence plays. This enables you to make timing decisions in the ideal context of the flow and pacing of the video.
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