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D.Page
That works very well. A brilliant use of the clips from the film.

It works great, except for the narrative, one second they're not together and the next they are. A literal continuity error


What do you mean? Each shot includes both of them albeit in different rooms/exterior settings.
Inspector Sands12,457 posts since 25 Aug 2004

What do you mean? Each shot includes both of them albeit in different rooms/exterior settings.

Well in one shot he's ignoring her and the next they're doing something together. There's not the moment of revelation from the father... which is the point of the story


It's like having a sequence about a family going on holiday and just showing them in their house, then suddenly on a beach... with no reference to the journey
D.Page

What do you mean? Each shot includes both of them albeit in different rooms/exterior settings.

Well in one shot he's ignoring her and the next they're doing something together. There's not the moment of revelation from the father... which is the point of the story


It's like having a sequence about a family going on holiday and just showing them in their house, then suddenly on a beach... with no reference to the journey


So, what you actually meant is that the scene cuts are not linked with the strict passage of time, but more linked to occasion at different times. Spot on. I don't see how that makes it not work.There are plenty of examples of this in footage, music video, time-jump sequences in a movie, etc, all of which work just fine. 

The narrative to the edit is simply a young girl who loves to dance, and loves to do it wherever she is and irrespective of whether she's doing chores at the same time, or not. The jumping to different points in her day during the intro works on that level.
Last edited by D.Page on 11 December 2017 6:49pm
CNash29 posts since 8 Apr 2017
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I think what he means is that in the full 2-minute film the dad is not dancing along with the girl at all, but the individual idents feature them both dancing. (Perhaps the idents are set after the short?) So editing parts of the film together with one of the idents makes it seem like he's ignoring her one minute, then happily bopping along with her the next.
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D.Page
Nice endboard this evening for The Miniaturist. Works well.

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