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#1 Lucas Hubbard

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:26 PM

I know this is kind of basic but does anyone have some ideas on showing time passing in a sort film.  In the scene my character would sit down and start doing something until hours later her is interrupted.  How do I show the time passing without going to a different scene.  

 

 

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#2 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

Day or night scene?


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#3 Phil Rhodes

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:33 PM

Montage? Time lapse? Music?


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#4 Lucas Hubbard

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 06:46 PM

Its a day scene transitioning into night.


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#5 Adrian Sierkowski

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 07:12 PM

give a look to breaking bad.


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#6 David Mullen ASC

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Posted 09 September 2013 - 10:38 PM

If it's a day scene transitioning into night, doesn't that already tell you that time is passed?


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#7 Randy J Tomlinson

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:53 AM

Why not using a Clock in the background ? You can use it decent but clearly eye-catching. Thats for indoor scenes, though.


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#8 Lucas Hubbard

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 05:55 AM

If it's a day scene transitioning into night, doesn't that already tell you that time is passed?

I thought about that but my issue is transitioning from time A to time B without a fade.


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:12 AM

I thought about that but my issue is transitioning from time A to time B without a fade.

 

...what about a cut?

 

When I see something go from daylight to night time, I kinda figure it out...


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#10 Lucas Hubbard

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:04 AM

thanks for the help.  I guess it just took some common sense.  If it changes from day to night time has passed. :P 


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:29 PM

Shot of the sunset?


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#12 Lucas Hubbard

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Posted 10 September 2013 - 04:30 PM

Shot of the sunset?

That's a good idea


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