Once Upon a Timeline

S3E9. What Should an Editor Look at First in a Shot?

Episode Summary

It's rare that we go back to the fundamentals of our art form. But on this week's show Paddy dispenses with complex creative theories and takes us back to that most basic of questions... what is the eye drawn to in each shot?

Episode Notes

There is a psychological and subconscious grading system with which the mind views new images and what it thinks is most important within a new shot. Much of it is the result of our evolution over thousands of years and understanding this order and priority list is a key insight for the professional editor. Join Paddy for an entertaining journey through the mind of the audience and the emotional impact of how they see our work.