I have chosen to write about the beach scene in Atonement in which their is a tracking shot that lasts for five minutes. This is an extremely mean feat for the director and is almost just him showing off. The scene follows the main character along the beach which is a great way of showing the audience the disaster and destruction that has occured. It also helps to portray the disorganisation and almost panic amongst the survivors.
The use of a tracking shot enables the audience to feel as if they are there and almost forget that it is a film. One factor that helps with this is the mise en scene which is truly unbelievable in its sheer size. All the way from the costumes to the props and the fires and horses. All of this helps to reinforce the verisimilitude of the scene. Another key factor to make sure that the scene went smoothly without any hiccups, which it needed to due to there bein no cuts, was the timing of all the actors, extras and even the cameraman and this aspect would have been rehearsed endless amounts of times.
Finally the diegetic and non- diegetic mix of sounds really helps to create the affect with the people chatting and the men singing as well as the non- diegetic soundtrack really works well together to help the audience imagine what it would have been like to be there.