My chosen scene is where Hendrick becomes the newly appointed director/owner/some leadership role of the theater in Berlin. This scene could be considered more like multiple very short scenes smashed together as one united scene lasting several minutes. It is precisely why that I chose it, it stood out very much from other scenes.
Throughout the entirety of these scenes, it shows Hendrick hard at work – and a bit over exaggerated, though he is an actor – at his new found position by rapidly going over several factors, problems, or just general things regarding the state of his theater and business. From talking with his employees, to examining the cleanliness of objects, interviewing a man, going over wardrobe, and even more responsibilities that come with the job. The scene quickly transitions from each, I suppose, smaller scene through very succinct cuts, almost without warning. The cuts are also quite inconsistent, immediately switching to a different room of varying size/color with different people or even with different garb and a contrasting tone of voice from the scene it cuts from, showing that Hendrick is always on the move and conducting some sort of task that may or may not be related to helping his theater and the arts flourish.
Aside from the cuts, it also utilizes several camera angles and shots. Both the rapid cutting between his tasks and varying camera angles really play off that Hendrick is working laboriously and intensively in his job, be it due to genuine care for the business or because he is ordered to by the general is still quite unclear at this point.
Sound can also be related, in a sense, as even when scenes cut, someone’s voice will be heard, mostly Hendrick’s of course. Between scenes, his tone and pitch of voice changes depending on the situation he is in. Sometimes he will be yelling, almost in an annoyed rage, other times his mocking, but for the most part he uses a rapid and comprehensible voice to get his point across effectively and quickly. Again, this plays off his busy nature as director/owner of the theater.