A look at how the master delivers story and character without cutting.
Every Frame A Painting looks at director Steven Spielberg‘s use of the single take, and his techniques such as reframing, to tell volumes purely through carefully-planned camera composition and movement:
An example of how Spielberg covers a basic “dialogue” or 180 scene and manages its four basic angles – master, single, single reverse, and insert – within a single unedited take, by using reframing, can be found in the bar scene in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981):
And in this behind-the-scenes featurette, is footage of Spielberg directing that scene (starting at 19:50):
Director David F. Sandberg (Shazam!, Lights Out, and Annabelle Creation) looks at examples from director (and Spielberg associate) Robert Zemeckis (Back to the Future, Forest Gump, and in particular here, What Lies Beneath) where the oner is used to cover entire scenes (and keep production moving by reducing the number of setups):
More on sound design, in the films of Spielberg and others: