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A New Edit/Approach Of LOST In chronological order (a WIP)
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18-Aug-2021, 2:34 AM

Drew Drakofolis said:

This is something I’d very much be interested in.
But without split screens - how are such scenes actually handled?
If there’s multiple things happening at the same time, what do you do?

Hey there! Thanks for the reply and the interest!

I’ve just found a few tiny issues with my exports of a few episodes, so will need to do a little problem solving before it’s officially ready, just so you know. Then I’ll figure out how to share it and all that good stuff.

Anywho, to answer your question, I pretty much just tried to edit those scenes together to make it feel like a good single scene from the show. With something like the plane crash (that whole episode, or day really), it’s just a matter of cross-cutting between all the different elements in a way that works, dramatically and while making the pace feel good and natural. For instance, after the plane breaks apart in the air, the tail section hits first, so a chunk of that plays out before Jack actually wakes up in the jungle (there’s some Ben and Juliet and ‘the others’ stuff mixed in too), then it’s just going back and forth between all the different events happening to feel like it’s sort of all happening in one big chaotic moment. There’s way more to it than that, of course, but that’s a simple breakdown. In most cases, the scenes that used split screens aren’t different things happening at the same time, but different perspectives of the same scene, so those ones were relatively easy to make into one single flowing scene. But, there are some that just have to jump back and forth between different things happening, and honestly, to me it works far better. It feels more like Lost. The split screens are really cool, and fun to watch, but having it flow in one edited together sequence keeps you more compelled with the show. That’s how I feel anyway, I’m sure not everyone would agree. But, I did my very best to make it work and feel professional, like it was meant to be that way.

Feel free to ask any other questions! I’m always happy to talk about it.