this is slightly edited

An examination of editing...

Yesterday, when a gif set from Away with the Fairies was going around, originally posted by @phrynefisherdaily, @whopooh noted that the scene intrigued her, saying “I’ve wondered how [Jack’s expression is] supposed to be interpreted. He looks around the room and seems to smile in a slightly odd way.”

A few of us responded that the editing was a little weird in the sequence that the gif set comes from (Away with the Fairies, timecode 03:19 - 03:34), so I pulled a few frames this morning to better illustrate the answer.

(And to avoid any misunderstandings as this gets re-blogged out of original context, the weird cut I’m going to discuss is absolutely understandable given the time constraints of doing this kind of TV on a tight budget. I don’t point it out to criticize. We pay a level of attention to this show that no editor would ever assume.)

Timecode 03:25 – We start the sequence with this famous shot. Jack has been examining the dead body on the floor. Phryne has brushed past Hugh to enter the crime scene. Jack was not expecting her, and as we’ll see, they are still reacting to the kiss from the previous episode.

Phryne enters his frame and he reacts. The same shot continues as he stands.

Timecode 03:27 - Cut to Phryne to confirm for the audience that those pair of legs are indeed hers.

Timecode 03:29 - This is the end of the shot that started in 03:25, angle still on Jack, Phryne’s face completely obscured by hat.

Timecode 03:30 – This is the shot where Jack’s eyes seem to be looking around weirdly.

Medium two shot, angled slightly from below. The lighting is different from the previous shot, which makes the color of walls darker. The lighting change makes me think that in production some time elapsed between the shooting of the two takes – maybe a meal break, maybe some technical problem, maybe the natural light changed dramatically outside the window and they didn’t have time to compensate fully.

Phryne delivers her line, “Hello Jack”, so we need to be in a shot where we can see her face clearly (unlike the previous shot).

Timecode 03:32:28 – Cut back to previous shot, the one where Jack stood up into her frame. Note in the timecode that I’ve added frame number “28″ after the minute and second designation in the code. Now look at this next still.

Timecode 03:32:29 – This is the very next frame. It’s a very quick cut, and a bit jarring. The lighting shows us this was shot at the same as the still at 03:30, but the shot is shifted over so that Jack is no longer in frame. Phryne turns her head as Hugh enters, followed by Mrs Charlesworth. This shot continues for another few seconds and the camera pans to allow them into the frame.

Since this was shot closer in time to the take we see in 03:30 than the take we see in the previous frame, I think it’s very likely that Jack was looking at Hugh enter off camera in 03:30, or at least hearing him enter and looking over.

To sum up, in the take we see in 03:29 and 03:32:28, Jack eyes dart around a bit, but it’s in the context of being surprised to see her, plus the sexy proximity reminding him of the kiss. In the take we see in 03:30, which matches with 03:32:29, some of the eye darting is likely reacting to Hugh’s entrance.

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This is a friend over on Instagrams doing!! She posted a pic of Varric smiling and I had to see what smiling Solas looked like… So yeah! This is what he would look like if he really liked showing us those gnashers… 🤔 I feel very conflicted… Nice to see him smile and all but hmmm…. Also, I think we should all ignore the fact that he looks a bit like Gargamel in the bottom left pic… Yes… As you can see, I have had a very productive morning and got many, many important things done… *pats self on back*

MY FIRST ART COLLAB!!!!

I had the pleasure of creating this “Draw The Squad” inspired picture of @thatsthat24 and his characters with the wonderfully talented @prinxieties!

they did the line work for Anxiety and Logic, I did the line work for Princey and Morality, they colored and created the background, and I did the shading.

10/10 would work with them again they’re such a sweetheart and so much fun to work with! 💛💛💛

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“You rise with the moon, I rise with the sun.”  - (x)

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fantastic beast characters + text posts (pt 2)

  • Nina: Kaz, you're going to have to stop your antics if you want to be Inej's boyfriend.
  • Kaz: Whoa, whoa, whoa. Boyfriend? I don't want to be Inej's boyfriend.
  • Nina: Well, what do you want, then?
  • Kaz: I don't know. I just want to be with her. All the time. I want to hear about her day and tell her about mine. I want to hold her hand and smell her hair. But I don't want to be her stupid boyfriend.

I was inspired by the previous ask to upload Lucien again and re-edit him slightly so the illustration isn’t so dark :) This was one of my fave’s that I did - Lucien is actually secretly (not anymore) one of my favourite characters - he got a lot of stick for what happened in ACOMAF when we all know that it was just Tamlin with his puppet strings - super intrigued to see what happens in ACOWAR! :) <3

P.S I’ve added him to my Etsy shop as a print!