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  • Intro 0:00
  • Lesson Overview 0:06
  • What is Coverage? 0:50
    • What is Coverage?
    • Narrative Cinematic Language
    • Camera Shots and Angles
    • Continuous & Fluid Editing
  • Continuity Editing 2:54
    • Change of Image Size
    • Change of Camera Angle
    • Can Not Cross the Line
    • Match Action
    • Eyelines Must Match
  • Crossing the Line 5:00
    • Cinematic Space
    • When a Character Moves The Line Moves
    • Characters Backgrounds, Screen Direction, and Eyelines
    • Looking Left and Right
    • Following the 180 Degree Rule
    • When You Cross The Line
  • Simple Coverage 10:01
    • Coverage of a Simple Scene
    • Wide 2 Shot
    • Medium 2 Shot
    • Single Medium
    • Single Close Up
    • Example: Simple Coverage Floor Plan
  • More Choices for Coverage 13:46
    • Wide 2 Shot
    • Medium 2 Shot
    • Medium of Character A or B
    • Close Up of Character A or B
    • Over the Shoulder of A or B
    • Master Shot
    • Establishing Shot
    • Insert Shots & Cut Away
  • Cross Shot or OS 18:13
    • Cross Shots versus Over the Shoulder Shots (OS)