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    Lecture 1) Purpose & importance of editing, continuity editing Lecture 1) Purpose & importance of editing, continuity editing Presentation Transcript

    • The importance of editing
    • The importance of editing• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Deo8W ZUBw4s• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jyZU7lf Gjyk
    • Which was more enjoyable as a viewer? Why?
    • Editing is (arguably) the most important partof the film-making process. A good editor can save a bad movie. A bad editor can ruin a great film.
    • What do we mean by editing?
    • What do we mean by editing?“The careful selection andarrangement of material to form a coherent whole.”
    • What do we mean by editing?- Pick the parts that we want.- Discard the parts we don’t want.- Put it in an order (or sequence) that tells the story we choose.
    • What does editing involve?- Deciding what shots to include- Setting the duration of each shot- Placing the shots in sequence, to create meaning in the audiences mind- Fixing / hiding deficiencies from the production process- Adjusting, adding & altering audio- Adjusting, adding & altering video effects
    • But…. Why do we edit?That martial arts film on YouTube was sick, right?
    • Create & develop drama Create motivation Create pace & show emotion Why do we edit? Tell a storyCreate atmosphere Engage our audienceCombine shots into a sequence
    • We edit to create meaning, to add structureand sense to our stories.Editing doesn’t just mean logging andcapturing and cutting, there’s so much moreto it than that…..
    • The way we cut together the shots will helpto create mood, tension, meaning,motivation…..It can suggest spatial and time relationshipsfor the audience….
    • For exampleContinuity editing (or classical editing) is astyle of cutting together footage that createsa clear and logical narrative flow for theaudience by creating realistic time andspatial relationships.
    • For example• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_2Ecw m7Alrc [Jaws – Dir: Steven Spielberg]
    • JawsHow did they create continuity editing?
    • Compare and contrast• http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gTpO30 _0QyA&feature=results_main&playnext=1 &list=PL7EA5F36B45368643
    • Jump CuttingAn elliptical cut where time is noticeablydistorted. Elliptical = something is left out.
    • TASKWorking on your own,a) Begin filling in your editing glossary, starting with Continuity Editing & Jump cutting.a) Find an example of a scene with jump cutting, and use this as an example. What effect did it create?a) Find an example of a scene with continuity editing, and use this as an example. What effect did it create?b) What is the 180 degree rule? How does it relate to continuity editing?
    • History of editing• Research and write a blog post on the early history of film editing.• Working in pairs research the following pioneers: – the Lumiere brothers – Edwin S Porter – Eisenstein – DW griffiths