Film editing/Analyzing film dailies/Doctor Doctor

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This school is:
Narrative Film Production
The course is:
Basic film editing (editing a dramatic conversation)
This lesson is:
Analyzing film dailies - What can you learn from film dailies?
The pages of this lesson are:
1. Lesson summary - Analyzing & editing film dailies


24 Unedited Scenes Disk

Out for a Walk Screen Shot.png Scene: "Out for a walk" Funny, short, needs matte painting
The Assignment Screen Shot.png Scene: "The Assignment" Long and intense
Ice Cream Screen Shot.png Scene: "Ice Cream" Long but simple
12 scenes from the family reunion
Taking Notes Screen Shot.png Scene: "Taking Notes" A basic scene
Morning Coffee Screen Shot.png Scene: "Morning Coffee" A basic scene
Letter From Amy Screen Shot.png Story Of Amy Screen Shot.png Amy Comes Home Screen Shot.png Scenes about Amy Good practice
Come On In Screen Shot.png Scenes about Jason Simple but good practice
Morning Surprise Screen Shot.png Scene: "Morning Surprise" Needs 3D animation
Doctor Doctor Screen Shot.png Scene: "Doctor, Doctor!" Needs sound F/X and music
Girl and the Golden Jewel Screen Shot.png Scene: "The Girl and the Golden Jewel" Needs F/X, voice over, sound
Wedding Bells Screen Shot.png Scene: "Wedding Bells" Funny, old, poor color, only 12fps
Big Bad Bell Screen Shot.png Scene: "The Big Bad Bell" A bit odd
Open The Door Screen Shot.png Scene: "Open The Door" Totally weird, MOS - even needs dialog!!!


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"24 Unedited Scenes"
from the
Star Movie Shop



Scene:
"Doctor, Doctor!"




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"Doctor, Doctor!"

This is a very simple scene to edit. But this scene will not be believable without a huge number of sound effects which are mostly background sound of a hospital.
Also, music is needed to make the scene more easy for the audience to accept.
The location
This story takes place in a large hospital.
The characters
The lady who is reading the magazine is a patient. The mute person is the doctor.
The story
This scene is from an educational afternoon TV special. This special TV movie explains about hormones of the human body.
The lady did not feel normal so she went to the hospital. They took many tests. Now the lady waits for the results of the tests to find out what is wrong with her.
To keep herself happy, the lady reads magazines which show pictures of very beautiful young women. The lady wonders what she would look like if she were young again.
When the doctor enters the room, the lady jokes with the doctor that she would like to have the body of the young and beautiful women in the magazine. The doctor (and the audience) does not find this funny but this emphasizes the lady's worries about getting old.
The doctor cannot speak so the doctor gives the lady a note pad with the name of the problem that the lady has. The lady reads the note which only says, "Menopause". This means that the lady's horemones have changes now that she is getting older. That was why the lady felt sick.
The doctor tries to comfort the lady with a back rub. The lady remains embarased and unhappy.
The challenge
The story is very simple but the emotions are not. The subject of the story is not appealing to the audience. You must use music (and editing) to make the scene seem warm and friendly. That is not going to be easy.
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Edit this scene

Order the disk
Order the disk from the Star Movie Shop. Remember, if you have earned enough points at the Wikiversity Film School, the disk is free. If you do not have enough points, the Star Movie Shop will accept PayPal. To contact the Star Movie Shop, you simply click here. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png
The Overview Movie
For most scenes, you look at the overview movies. This scene is so short, there is no point in having a overview movie. Instead, you look at the two good shots and the two rejected shots.
Transfer the dailies
Copy all the film dailies to your hard drive. If necessary, convert the dailies to whatever format your editing program prefers. Import them into your editing program.
Write the music
You have to decide what emotions you want to create and you must create musical sound effects which create these moods.

Edit the scene

Finally you edit the picture to match the timing of your music.
Submit your finished scene
This scene is worth 10 points for the scene and a possible 36 points for the music. Email me when you are finished. Crystal Clear app xfmail.png
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Analyze the Dailies

Who is the director?
When you watch the dailies, you are suprised that the doctor does not say anything except to yell, "Cut!" This is because the director is performing the roll of the doctor and is keeping the cost of this union production down by being an extra (extras are not allowed to say anything) rather than being a full union actor.
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The next scene

Now look a scene which is extremely simple... or is it?

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