The Scent of Green Papaya

Repetition – Time compression and dilation (Part 1)

Repetition can hugely impact our perception of time. A long sequence can be radically shrunk to bring out its repetitive nature, while fast motion can be stretched out to emphasize its importance in the narrative. Continue reading

Focus – Perception and confusion (Part 2)

In part 1, we saw how focus could ‘flesh out’ characters’ mental representations of a subject. Let’s dig a little deeper with unawareness and confusion, both closely related with characters’ mind and perception. Continue reading

Psychic shot scale – The Extreme Close Shot (Part 1)

Extreme Close Shots (ECS) bring the audience as close as possible to characters, which means that some of their face features necessarily fall outside of the frame. As a result, the audience naturally focuses their attention on Continue reading