I had noticed that they never cut the camera from one commercial to the next. And then I think they didn't cut then either. They made it seem as though you were someone that was there with them the whole time, going from one person to the next observing. I had to think that must have been a difficult thing, because there was no room for error, everyone had to be on que, and there were no retakes.
Originally Posted by Clipse_85
Originally Posted by ToolieNooner
As a Steadycam Operator and a Editor I have much respect for them on Third Watch. I was watching it and quickly realized there was no cuts. What makes it even harder is the 360 moves as they couldn't have a large crew or extra lights. It is hard enough to do small 2-4 min steadycam moves.
You just got to respect the skill of the crew for that one.
Now that the lack of screen cuts has been mentioned I realize that such is true (not that I'd think any of you were lying). Again another sensation of difference that I couldn't quite place. You make a very good point ToolieNooner about feeling like you were in on the action, and in retrospect I agree.
However, I do not believe they made this show in just one take; that's absolutely impossible -- unless you're superhuman. The wonders of the computer probably helped show the idea that this was completely seamless.
But otherwise no. This show couldn't have been made in an hour, and the actors/actresses certainly didn't take such little time to do it. People make mistakes; they forget lines, lose their place in a shot, etc. etc. etc.. That, and there's labor laws too.
LG: A victory for you, no? Here's hoping next week'll be the same, eh?
Clipse: I agree with you; being given a tour of the neighborhood isn't something one would usually expect on a show like Third Watch.
It obviously wasn't done in one take - but it was done with one camera, and one steady shot. Which I thought was cool. I also thought the story was pretty good too. No whiny Faith, Cruz didn't bug me...
My mistake; I now see what was being referred to.
Weird? Yes--like a good old Twilight Zone ep.
I was on the edge of my seat & couldn't believe it when the hour was up. The red herring of the car (where we first see the killer fumbling furtively with the keys), kept me yelling at the TV: "Check the car!!", especially when the guy made such a big deal about getting his keys back. (Fooled me, didn't they?) The claustrophobic set (tall buildings, lots of corners, all that damn laundry overhead) also added to the suspense. Then the way they handcuffed just ONE hand to the bus--I kept expecting the guy to grab Bosco's gun when Bosco insisted on getting so close to him. So the body in the shed was a real surprise ending for me. Great epp--wish I had taped it; but I agree, we probably wouldn't want to see this type of subtle cat 'n mouse drama every week on this show.
Originally Posted by Guardian105
BTW--does anyone else expect Doc to pull a sniper-in-the-belltower act one of these days? What could they be setting up for him?
(I finally had to quit lurking & just post, already. Please excuse procedural errors, etc.)
His other hand was cut up so I don't think he could've reached for the gun...would've been kinda funny seeing him try to grip it though.
Originally Posted by crista galli
Always good to have new people stop by.
Originally Posted by crista galli
I agree with you Clipse. Would'ah been some nice humor in an otherwise dark situation.
New people are important. This is why we greet them with open arms, as Clipse has done.
Plus it's an excuse to scream:
Welcome to the fambily crista galli.
I didn't like the episode very much. I love Third Watch. It's just that the 100th episode want' my favorite, that's all.
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