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|Illusion of depth||The illusion can be created by the Lighting Cameraperson (by side lighting, deep focus etc). But can be shattered by the editor - transitions other than cuts tend to remind the audience that they are looking at a 2D image, especially those ADO page-turns beloved of on-line editors in the seventies.|
|In-camera fx||Many special
fx are more effective and cheaper done at the shooting stage, rather
than in post-production - others are not. Ask first.
True Story (told to me by a film cameraman): He was filming away, when the director leant over and whispered in his ear "OK, ready, steady, freeze-frame!"
|Intercut||See parallel action A bit like the old one-two in football it's a useful device that creates its own cutaways.|
|Ink numbers||See rubber numbers|
it's hard to make work, but keep trying!
"This is meant to be viewed ironically" is usually an excuse.
According to the producers' manual America is an irony-free zone. Don't believe it (have they seen The Simpsons?)
See also Dramatic Irony