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#1 Tyler Clark

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 10:48 AM

So I have a short narrative piece I will be filming involving a girl in a closed thrift shop late at night where she is tormented by a possessed mannequin.

 

Im having trouble nailing down the perspective I want to take on this. 

 

I have parts where I see it working as "Gods Perspective" where the camera moves free of characters. Later it switches predominantly to the girls perspective where her actions lead the camera, then splicing in parts where its from the mannequins perspective looking in on her. 

 

My question being, are there guidelines for changing perspective?


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#2 Bruce Greene

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 10:59 AM

Who am I to comment without reading the script ... but it's the internet so...

It's a short film. Get to the girl's perspective as early as possible. I think it will have the most dramatic impact. Of course, the audience will need to understand the general situation, so you need to show that also, but they'll need to see how the girl reacts pretty quickly.

Your script is your guideline :)
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#3 Satsuki Murashige

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Posted 29 October 2015 - 11:33 AM

It is a comedy or a horror film?
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Posted 29 October 2015 - 11:40 AM

It is a comedy or a horror film?

 

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