I talk a lot about how keeping your shots short makes your video more intriguing.
This video, from Walk Off the Earth is the exception that proves the rule. We can learn a lot by looking at why it works.
Most film consists of short shots because we process visual information fast– microseconds fast. Once we’ve processed all the visual information in front of us, we’re hungry for more. That’s why your eyes (unless you’re staring at a screen) flit from one thing to another all the time: the rearview mirror, the wife, the road ahead, the speedometer, the road … Read the rest