How Woody Allen Blocks a Scene

The term blocking refers to how the actors, camera, and lights interact in a scene. In this video essay, Film Studies Minor contrasts directors who shoot coverage in order to construct their scenes in editing room with directors like Woody Allen, who conceives of his scenes primarily in master shots, relying on blocking, rather than editing, to convey emotion and character dynamics.

Blocking & Staging

Woody Allen: Style & Technique

Woody Allen