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Film Editing a long process--Post Production can be 2/3 of the entire filmmaking process the editing process can take months or years to complete there can be more than one editor on a film with multiple assistants

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  • Film Editing

    • a long process--Post Production can be 2/3 of the entire filmmaking process

    • the editing process can take months or years to complete

    • there can be more than one editor on a film with multiple assistants

  • master shot

    • usually long enough distance to get the surroundings

    • shot from the beginning to the end of the scene

    • edited with cutaways and various angles of the actors and reverse shots

  • Shot Reverse Shot

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaV-nGQ5yqw

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaV-nGQ5yqwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaV-nGQ5yqwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaV-nGQ5yqwhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XaV-nGQ5yqw

  • actors and meaning

    • editors can pick the best take• they can also overlap or slow down

    dialogue to create a specific mood

  • What do editors do?

    • Arrange shots• lengthen or shorten scenes• promote continuity or lack of• affect the film’s mood or pace• editing can salvage a mediocre film!• It can be a lot like the screenwriting process

  • 1890 to early 1900’s

    • In camera editing (one shot scenes)• George Melies (A Trip to the Moon 1902)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQ0FKa92J8&mode=related&search=

    • Thomas Edison: (The Kiss)• Reel: A metal or plastic spool to hold film

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQ0FKa92J8&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndQ0FKa92J8&mode=related&search=

  • The Birth of a Nation 1915

    • More than 1300 shots of varying length • Techniques of narrative storytelling hold up

    today

    • Editing to maintain continuity• Soviets were impressed with DW Griffith’s

    editing style

  • • Lev Kuleshov

    • Vsevolod Pudovkin

    • Sergei Eisenstein

    • Dziga Vertov

  • • not about invisible continuity (Like classical Hollywood films) • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMG_fwH3IL0&mode=related&search=

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuBdQqemxPs&mode=related&search=

    • attempts to suggest meanings from dynamic juxtaposition of many carefully selected details.

    Soviet Montage

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMG_fwH3IL0&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AMG_fwH3IL0&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuBdQqemxPs&mode=related&search=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EuBdQqemxPs&mode=related&search=

  • • Blue Velvet (Metaphoric or intellectual montage)

    • Psycho (More like Soviet Montage--the cuts make the violence.) 99 Splices

  • Shot: uninterrupted

    Scene: continuous action, time, space

    Sequence: a group of consecutive, related scenes

  • •splice/cut

    •match cut: identical shapes or movements from shot to shot

    •jump cut: discontinuous

    •fade in

    •fade out

    •zoom in

    •dissolve

    •wipe

  • • normally used in most films

    • unobtrusive

    • omission of minor details/illusion of

    • completeness

    Continuity Editing

  • http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/be/180_degree_rule.svg

    180 degree system

    almost like a stage play

    180 degree system

  • JUMP CUTS Create Discontinity text page 135

  • Juxtapositions in “The Third Man”

    • Suggest contradictory elements of Post War Vienna

    • Set in a city with both culture and crime

  • Action and Reaction

    •Pulp Fiction Example

  • Parallel Editing/Cross Cutting

    •2 or more simultaneous plot-lines

    •sometimes used to create suspense

    •Read page 142

  • •Fast cutting (shots of short duration a few seconds or less)

    •Slow (shots of long duration 15 or more seconds approximately)

    •Hollywood Montage and Time •Expanding Time either through slow motion or shot repetition

  • Non-LinearDigital Editing