What’s a great way to introduce a character? Our Editor and Digital Supervisor, Won Novalis runs us through one of his favorite characters entrances.
The scene has purpose and focus, namely the introduction of this character. Even and especially when not showing the character (or showing other characters) the scene maintains it’s purpose and communicates visually everything the audience needs to know about him, without a word. It also plays very appropriately in style and consistency to the film itself. There is mystery in the way things are revealed that engages the viewer’s imagination and keeps us working/guessing till the satisfying moment of the reveal. Now we are ready and willing to continue the journey with him.
What are some of your favorite character entrances? Leave them in the comments.