Attention to Detail

As someone who doesn’t watch much television and has difficulty remembering scenes from films, I wasn’t sure where I wanted to take this assignment. I debated taking a look at the beautiful bits of cinematography within the new Spider-Man film, though I knew I would struggle to find clips for it and I don’t want to spoil any exciting surprises for anyone in class. Luckily, I’ve been getting into the Marvel Defenders shows that were recently moved from Netflix to Disney Plus. They are brutal and raw, but have it all: incredible characters and character development, fantastic actors, amazing scripts, beautiful set designs, unbelievable storylines, and astounding editing. Because of this, I decided to look back on a fantastic scene from Daredevil.

I tried to use things I picked up from Tony Zhou’s videos to point out interesting editing choices and techniques, commenting on things such as lighting and holding a shot on a character’s face. I specifically noticed that these shows are very good at cutting just after the viewer starts to feel a little uncomfortable, providing for an unsettling amount of emotion from expressions of the cast. Though there are most likely other clips that would be better for analysis, this specific clip showcases unique techniques to display Matt Murdock’s heightened sense of hearing, an attribute of the character that requires very intricate cinematic moments to fully sell.