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Two Approaches to Film Editing

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  • 1. Two Approaches to Film Editing

2. 1. Continuity: Narrative-based Editing How can a filmmaker combine individual shots to tell a story? Emphasizes smooth, continuous, and coherent transitions between shots; invisible. 2. Discontinuity: Montage What new meaning is created when individual shots are juxtaposed? Emphasizes difference between shots; calls attention to itself. 3. Continuity Editing The illusion of temporal and spatial continuity; invisible editing 4. Temporal Continuity Techniques Match on action Long take Dissolves and fades Cross cutting Continuous diegetic sound Sound bridge 5. Spatial Continuity Techniques Establishing shots Long take 180-degree rule Eyeline match Shot-reverse-shot 6. Montage (Hollywood) A sequence of shots that compresses narrative time 7. Montage (Soviet) A sequence of shots that provokes associations and/or disorients the viewer 8. Montage (Soviet) A + B + C + D = ? 9. Montage in Narrative Film Kuleshov Effect Metaphor 10. Discontinuity or Disjunctive Editing Visible editing; editing that calls attention to itself; violates viewers expectations of continuity 11. Discontinuity Techniques Jump cut Nondiegetic insert Repetition of shots or events Freeze frame Any violation of continuity rules