Last week, I experienced the latest Transformers movie. The constant fast-paced action and frenetic editing got me thinking just how many shots were in that movie.
Sadly, I lost count during the screening but afterwards, I resolved to look into the broader question: How many shots are in the average movie?How many shots are in the average movie?
Let’s start by directly answering the question which started this research. Across all the movies I could find data for (released 1997 to 2016), the average number of shots in a movie is 1,045. But I’m sure regular readers know that I’m not going to end the article purely because I’ve answered the original question!
Unsurprisingly, there are huge variations between movies. Russian Ark …