For my second video assignment this week, I decided to complete Do The Hitch Cut for 4 stars.
[Alfred Hitchcock, the legendary master of suspense, shares a brief 90-second lesson on how a simple change in a three-shot edit can result in evoking a completely different response from the viewing audience.Can you do the Hitch Cut? Make two versions of a short three-shot video — in each instance maintaining the first and third shots, but changing out the second shot in each. Can you get a completely different result from your viewer?
Virtual Bonus Points for attempting this assignment with something different from just the changing face of a character as in Hitch’s example.]
I used clips of a dramatic chipmunk and a couple different pug clips found on Youtube which I then converted to mp4 and downloaded to my computer. I then uploaded these to my Windows Movie Maker and added all of the clips together for this final product!
The first video clip is of a pug running aimlessly into the camera. Dramatic chipmunks response thus becomes one of alarm (maybe disgust) at the clumsiness of the pug. Switch clumsy pug with “I love you” pug now. Dramatic chipmunk is now cold and heartless for denying this pug’s love! Who wants their “I love you” to be responded to with a cold, shocked stare over the shoulder?!