Opening Scenes

Nice opening scenes and opening shots can be very helpful to get the audience in the right mindset for the entire film.

Opening scenes are mostly symbolic but its function is to fine tune the mood of the audience ready to see the film. It’s like a appetizer does for a meal. It’s mostly a revealing, surprising and symbolic shot. Even if the audience doesn’t know the symbolic content of it jet, s/he will remember the scene while watching the rest of the film, like puzzle pieces falling together, s/he and will than understand what it stands for.

Opening shot from Shape of The Moon

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Opening Shot from Promised Paradise

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Under water scene upside down from Raw Herring

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Jemand auf der Treppe / Single Shot Cinema

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Opening fishing scene from Moving Objects

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Inspiring people about the art of filming

Some quotes to think about

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