Cinematography of The Parent Trap


The movie I chose to examine is The Parent Trap. The scene I chose from the film is when the twins, Annie and Hallie, decide to switch places and meet the other parent they were estranged from. The 30 seconds I chose from this scene is when they are coaching each other on each other’s life, which illustrates the use of metric montage. It starts off with a focus in on their grandfather’s picture and zooms out to the view of Annie showing Hallie pictures of her household members, which lets us know that the coaching has begun. It then transitions to Hallie showing Annie a drawn blueprint of her house. The camera is zoomed in on the blueprint before zooming out to the view of the twins to emphasize the setting and time change. This then transitions to a depth of field shot of Hallie learning a special handshake that Annie and her butler have. This shot not only captures the twins doing the handshake, but captures the scenery of the dock they are set at. The beginning of the montage was set in the morning while the end was set around sunset, letting the audience know time has passed. Due to it illustrating time change, it is indeed a metric montage.


About schinnery1996

My name is Shanelle Chinnery and I study Digital Media and Animation at Alfred State College. It’s my third year and the last time this bio was updated was on my very first day of college. I had ended off my previous bio with my desire to grow throughout my years here in Alfred State and with my senior year on the horizon, I’m glad to say I’ve definitely grown since that day. With the variety of classes and mediums I’ve experienced during these three years, I’ve learned what grasps my attention and what strays it away. I came into college with an unclear direction of what I wanted to do in my field and to be quite honest, I’m still not sure what direction I’m going in, but I have a better idea. I enjoy the storytelling aspect of animation, but then again I also enjoy animating in 3D and would love to explore the possibility of voice acting. While I’m uncertain about the exact route of my future, I still take great pride in the how much I’ve changed, art wise. I’ve gained knowledge and experience in endless number of programs I never thought I’d be able to work around, I’ve grown accustomed to digital art rather than traditional pencil to paper art, and most importantly, I’m just a better artist in general. I could say that is my favorite achievement and I can’t wait to see what my future holds in this field.
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