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Re: pacing. . . what is it?

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Mike CohenRe: pacing. . . what is it?
by on Feb 13, 2006 at 3:52:55 pm

I agree that pacing is what allows the viewer to keep up with the content without being bored or overwhelmed. I make educational videos for medical audiences, often with some pretty wordy paragraphs about technical subjects. Sometimes you need to space out the sentences just to give some breathing room between complex thoughts...it's not a used car commercial.

Along the same line, it could also refer to how you cut action. In most cases you make your cuts motivated by action, such as someone entering or leaving a frame.

But watch Elephant, and you will see a whole new definition of pacing. The movie builds to a dramatic conclusion, but with very long cuts. I wish more action movies could understand that fast frenetic cutting does not necessarily make things more exciting.

Mike


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