What are raccords?

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When talking about video production, cinema, theater or any other audiovisual production there are several aspects and techniques to consider. Raccords are one of these techniques: the change from one plane to the other is ensured by them, ensuring their coherence. That is, they are credible links through visual, sound or language effects, which give continuity to the narrative. Almost no video production results from a single plane or a continuous motion. It is necessary to create a narrative from several parts that have to be connected to each other. Even in theater, small aspects, such as the entrance and exit zone of an actor, must be coherent for a production to result.


Raccords are divided into the 4 main areas of an audiovisual production:


1. Action Raccords:
Elements of the actor's movements, field entry and exit, props, scenery and positioning in the scene.


2. Raccords of set elements:

Fixed elements like furniture, pictures, accessories, colors, etc. It is necessary to consider certain "touches" that are given to the props between the registration of the 1st and 2nd plans.


   3. Technical Image Raccords:

Elements such as the scene light, phase of the day and positioning of the sun, the objective, aperture of the diaphragm, among others.


   4. Technical Raccords in Sound:

Elements such as ambient sound levels and noise: rain, wind, etc.


And some types stand out:


- Movement: when a certain movement seems to maintain the credibility of one plan for another;


- Direction: When a certain element moves, it must always follow the same direction. If in the foreground it went from right to left, the next plane must present the result of that direction, until the movement of the element indicates the opposite (a stop or a cross, for example);


- By analogy: when the 2nd plane contains an object, image, figure, color or any other object that refers to the previous scene;


- Faux Raccord: this name is given in a sequence in which apparently the two planes have no connection to each other. This effect is created to create a doubt in the viewer so that he can create his own connections. When there should be a cut that does not occur, the name used is precisely the same.


Rely on Pikwhip to create a thrilling narrative without running the risk of losing your audience because of a bad Faux Raccord.


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