Table 1.1: As the World Turns Scene Découpage

On the 1 February 2008 As the World Turns episode, a 91-second scene between Katie (Terri Colombino) and Brad (Austin Peck) begins the fourth act, at approximately 30 minutes into the broadcast. It contains 20 shots, with an average shot length of 4.55 seconds and a median shot length of 3 seconds. The setting is Al’s Diner, where Brad is attempting to propose to Katie.

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Table 1.01: Shot-by-shot Découpage
Shot Number, Scale & Length Figure Dialogue Action/Camera movement
1
long shot
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.1 Katie: The backdoor’s locked, too. We’re trapped. Fade in (from the commercial break). Camera zooms back to a long shot as Katie enters the diner.
click to enlargeFigure 1.2
2
medium close-up
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.3 Brad: Maybe it’s a sign that this was meant to be.
Katie: No, it’s a sign…
3
longshot
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.4 Katie: …that my friends are out to get me.
4
medium close-up
5 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.5 Brad: Our dinner may have been ruined, but that doesn’t mean we can’t have dessert.
5
medium close-up
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.6 Katie: I’m not really in the mood.
6
medium close-up
1 sec.
click to enlargeFigure 1.7 Brad: It’s your favorite.
7
medium close-up
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.8 Katie: Oh, that’s not fair. [Music begins.] Promotional announcement chromakeyed over the lower fifth of the frame: “You’re watching AS THE WORLD TURNS. CSI:NY WEDNESDAY 10/9C.” Continues over shots 8-11.
8
medium close-up
2 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.9 Brad: Strawberry cheesecake.
9
medium close-up
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.10 Katie: Oh, no, no, no… The good one, with the little chopped up strawberries?
Brad: Oh, yeah…
10
medium close-up
2 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.11 Brad: …yeah, just the way you like it.
11
medium close-up
5 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.12 Katie: Okay. We’re stuck here. We might as well enjoy ourselves.
12
long shot
10 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.13 Brad: Sit. Close your eyes. Katie walks off frame left. The camera zooms in to a medium shot of Brad. [reestablishing shot]
click to enlargeFigure 1.14
13
medium shot
6 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.15 Katie: Why? It’s not exactly a surprise.
Brad: Oh, yes, it is. Close your eyes. [Only full line spoken off camera.]
14
medium shot
11 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.16
15
extreme close-up
4 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.17
16
medium shot
14 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.18 Brad: Okay. Brad hobbles out from behind the counter, because his foot is in a cast. Camera follows Brad.
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17
medium shot
3 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.21 Brad: Ta-da! Brad begins to sit.
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18
long shot
2 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.24 Brad continues to sit.
click to enlargeFigure 1.25 Katie: Ooh, that… Camera zooms out to reframe the two of them.
19
extreme close-up
5 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.26 Katie: … looks delicious. [Sighs] Camera starts on a tight shot of her fork, follows it up to a close-up of her face.
click to enlargeFigure 1.27
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20
medium close-up
4 secs.
click to enlargeFigure 1.32 [Cut to the first shot of the following scene.]
click to enlargeFigure 1.33