The ‘Burbs

Overlays – Translucency and opacity

Translucent and opaque overlays make it even more difficult for the audience to keep up with characters’ intentions. By concealing their traits, those overlays play on the tendency of human nature to Continue reading

Subframes – Mirrors

Using mirrors and other reflective surfaces as subframes adds a disorientating effect to a shot, for they provide an indirect (and inverted) view of reflected characters. The audience watches a part of the set where characters can’t be standing Continue reading