Pink Floyd: The Wall

Repetition – Sound (Part 3)

The line between diegetic and non-diegetic sound can become really blurred when remote — almost inaudible — repetitive sound is deliberately incorporated into the action. Sound repetition can itself turn into musical rhythm and completely reverse the relationship Continue reading

Dynamic occlusion – Opening

In Lens flares – In motion, we came across a classic use of lens flares ‘opening’ a shot to introduce a character. Let’s expand that to other types of occluders in order to clear up a confusing state or situation, to scare the audience or Continue reading

Overlays – Transparent veils (Part 1)

Using some sort of transparent ‘veil’ between the subject and the camera reduces legibility, so why would we want to do that? Well, obfuscating characters precludes direct access to their minds. It keeps the audience Continue reading