"While bringing mail to Saint Peter in Purgatory, Emil accidentally makes a mistake."
The expressiveness of the postman character helps greatly in transmitting conflict to the audience. Tighter shots abound (medium shots, close-ups) and are employed to capture the postman’s facial and body performances, as well as that of secondary characters. Wider shots are used to describe Saint Peter’s office as well as heaven. Narrated from the POV of the postman character, camera height and position stay close to him for most of the short (with a few exceptions).
Visual rhythm is high and increases as tension rises. It’s handled through editing, motion within the frame, camera moves (pans, tilts, zooms, crash zooms, etc.) as well as changes in lighting.
What makes Error In Judgement work so well? A highly creative and fun script with otherworldly themes that raise it above common narratives, abundant plot twists and surprises, playful staging, great work on character design for transmitting conflicts and emotions, and a subject that a wide audience will feel identified with.
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