Hey! I'm brand new to this forum. I don't know how often I'll be on here, but I more and more have the impression that such places are a good way to get a general background in different subject areas, especially with anything movie related. Therefore, maybe I should stick around
Anyway, this has been a burning question of mine ever for some time now. How do you maintain a sense of continuity with audio? In many movies and tv shows, I see it done flawlessly when a conversation is taking place. Say there is a conversation between two people, sitting across from each other at a relatively small table. One character is talking and the camera is focused on him/her as he/she talks. Then, the other person starts talking without an immediate cut from the person previously talking. However, after a few words from the other character, the camera cuts to this other character without missing a beat. Without any pause. How do you do this???? Does the crew just use two cameras instead of one, both continuously rolling and therefore making it easy to match the audio?
What about when the camera is further back, so that both are on screen and then the camera cuts closer up to one of the characters as they are talking? How does an editor do this so perfectly as to have such a technique go unnoticed to the passive viewer?
I feel like I could improve the quality of my short films immensely if I figured out how to do this.
EDIT: By the way, I usually use iMovie. As soon as I can earn some money, I hope to get final cut, but until then, iMovie is what I have.