There Will Be Blood | How to Stage, Block and Edit a Scene

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This step is about how to create a conversation scene that is organic and natural. Paul Thomas Anderson's masterpiece 'There Will Be Blood' is a perfect example of using staging and blocking to create a naturally flowing visual. Anderson uses blocking, staging, acting performances and editing to create the basic building blocks of a movie. He holds shots to portray suspicion, carries out the scene through staging of actors alone and cuts only when motivated. Next time you plan a conversation scene, be creative in your staging and blocking to create an organic and natural flow.