June 16, 2008 -- Digitaldave80 says,
- Question #1
- For the first frame, I would use Shot #14.
- Because we see the characters leaving the theater, it helps establish the setting of the scene. It also allows us to see that they have just watched Star Wars (let's assume it's the only film showing). Since the characters aren't yet speaking, they're just walking, this shot helps keep us wondering what will happen next. We don't want to reveal too much in the opening shot.
- Question #2
- For the second shot, I would use Shot #13.
- What I'd actually want to do would be to have the camera follow the characters until they stop at the Star Wars poster. It is the poster that seems to spark the curiosity of the young man, so the camera would then orbit while closing in. This now reveals the poster in the shot and identifies the reason the characters have stopped here. The camera would continue until reaching the same position as shot #13. This settles us on the young man just as he begins to speak.