Solving Mysteries the “Sherlock” way with Cinematography and Editing

How do you tell your audience what a character is thinking using only visual clues … namely cinematography and editing


In this article over at No Film School, Renee explains just how to solve mental problems in a visual medium

Perhaps the quickest way to tell an audience what a character is thinking as they’re solving complicated mysteries of logic is to just tell them;  just slap an internal monologue voice over on the timeline and you’re done. Now, even though I’m like the rest of the world who could listen to Benedict Cumberbatch speak non-stop forever with that “jaguar hiding in a cello” voice of his, that approach to dispensing information isn’t all that interesting cinematically.

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