(b) Another technique of tying two sequences together is to make a re-
establishing shot, then pan with the person as they move from the location of the
first sequence. By using the pan shot as the opening scene of the second sequence,
and continuing the second sequence with medium and closeup shots, the two sequences
are tied together.
c. Where two sequences take place near each other, a reestablishing shot can
be made in which both locations can be seen. When sequence number 1 is finished,
move the camera back to include the location of both number 1 and 2, thus
establishing the second location in relation to the first location. The camera can
then be moved in for the story taking place at location number 2. This conveys to
the spectator the exact distance between the two locations.
Methods of re-establishing.
a. Re-establishing a scene.
There are three methods of re-establishing a
(1) The first is by pulling back; we pull or move the camera back away from
the subject. In other words, we go from a closeup to a medium or long shot. We
could possibly go from a medium to a long shot.
(2) The second method is pulling back and panning. This method is used to
follow a subject from one location to another. This is normally used for covering
short distances only.
(3) The third method is shooting a reverse angle. This is done by turning
the camera around 180 degrees from the preceeding shot. It is usually used to show
a subject changing location over a great distance.
b. Re-establishing action.
Transitional devices are sometimes used to re-
establish action. These devices are: gesture or implication; in and out of frame;
clean exit and entry; and optical effects.
(1) The gesture or implication is used to show that something is about to
happen and the audience knows by the gesture or implication what is going to happen
(2) Several in and out of frame scenes with clean exits and entries will
carry the subject to a very long distance.
(3) Clean exit and entrance used once will carry a subject to a nearby