The Art of Video Production emphasizes the enduring principles and essential skills of the communication process and the new digital technologies that are necessary to create effective video content. Author Leonard C. Shyles uses a unique approach by explaining how things are done and why things are done rather than just that they are done—it is not about concepts versus skills, but about concepts and skills.
Chapter 12: Editing: Aesthetics and Techniques
You are watching The Nesters, a sitcom about title characters Bill and Carol Nester, affectionate young newlyweds. Both work in different companies, not far from their home. Normally, they wake up and have breakfast together, then drive to work in separate cars. At lunchtime, they always meet at their favorite restaurant. They return to work at 1:00 and at 5:00 drive home. Such is their typical day.
But not today. In this episode, entitled “The Surprise,” their afternoon is disrupted by Carol's plan to throw a surprise birthday party for Bill at his office. To stall him while his pals get the office ready, Carol calls the restaurant feigning car trouble and asks Bill to come get her. While ...