CLASS 2

THE ART
OF EDITING
CONTINUITY EDITING
SHANNON WALSH / SM2002 / SPRING 2014
SCHOOL OF CREAT IVE MEDIA, CIT Y UNIVE...
BASIC TRANSITIONS
The basic 4 edits:
• Cut
• Dissolve

• Wipe
• Fade
THE KULESHOV EFFECT
Film is editing.
THEORY OF MONTAGE:
SERGEI EISENSTEIN
Metric montage:
the length of the shots relative to one another.

Rhythmic montage:
c...
“ODESSA STEPS” SEQUENCE
The power of the cut, rhythm, juxtaposition, parallel action and montage.
HISTORY OF EDITING II

REBELS
INNOVATION &
EXPERIMENTATION
EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA:
DZIGA VERTOV
“The Man with the Movie Camera” (1929)
• Vertov reminds viewers that cinema is not
rea...
EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA:
LUIS BUNUEL
“Un Chien Andalou” 17min,(1929)
• Destroys meaning, shock
• Surrealism, expressionism, ...
INNOVATIONS IN CINEMA:
CHINA & JAPAN

Yasujiro Ozu
& Kenji Mizoguchi

Ruan Lingyu
1910- 1935
ACTION CONTINUITY:
ASSIGNMENT #1
In the first assignment you will learn techniques of action continuity.
1. Match on actio...
ACTION CONTINUITY:
MATCH ON ACTION

“Match on Action” is when you
cut to a new camera angle at
the same point in time with...
ACTION CONTINUITY:
SHOT/REVERSE SHOT

“Two shots edited together that alternate the
characters, typically in a conversatio...
ACTION CONTINUITY:
SHOT/REVERSE SHOT
ACTION CONTINUITY:
SHOT/REVERSE SHOT
EXAMPLES
SHOT/REVERSE SHOT
Editor Thelma Shoonmaker on Raging Bull (1980):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6enMrxbpI-w
Dirt...
ACTION CONTINUITY:
180 DEGREE RULE
180 DEGREE RULE
ACTION CONTINUITY:
ACTION CONTINUITY:
IMAGE SIZE FOR CUTTING
LONG TO MEDIUM SHOT
MEDIUM TO CLOSE-UP
THE RULE OF 6: WALTER MURCH
1) Emotion
2) Story
3) Rhythm
4) Eye‐trace
5) Two‐dimensional plane of screen
6) Three‐dimensi...
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This week we look at some of the basic concepts that developed the language and grammar of film editing. We spend a bit of time talking about Sergei Eisenstein and his theories around editing, and some of the innovations and experiments that were happening in the early period of film history.

The second half of the lecture we learn about technical aspects of Continuity Editing.

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  • Usually the characters in one frame look left and in the following frame look right. Where one character is shown looking at another character (often off-screen), and then the other character is shown looking back at the first character. Since the characters are shown facing in opposite directions together, the viewer assumes that they are looking at each other which is why media has its own communication with the audience.” http://mediablogs.keshacademy.com/reiseasblog/2012/11/01/preliminary-research/
  • The Art of Editing #2 Jan 24

    1. 1. CLASS 2 THE ART OF EDITING CONTINUITY EDITING SHANNON WALSH / SM2002 / SPRING 2014 SCHOOL OF CREAT IVE MEDIA, CIT Y UNIVERSIT Y HONG KONG
    2. 2. BASIC TRANSITIONS The basic 4 edits: • Cut • Dissolve • Wipe • Fade
    3. 3. THE KULESHOV EFFECT Film is editing.
    4. 4. THEORY OF MONTAGE: SERGEI EISENSTEIN Metric montage: the length of the shots relative to one another. Rhythmic montage: continuity arising from the visual pattern within the shots. Tonal montage: the editing decisions made to establish the emotional character of a scene. Over tonal montage: the interplay of metric, rhythmic, and tonal montages Intellectual montage: the introduction of ideas into a highly charged and emotional sequence
    5. 5. “ODESSA STEPS” SEQUENCE The power of the cut, rhythm, juxtaposition, parallel action and montage.
    6. 6. HISTORY OF EDITING II REBELS INNOVATION & EXPERIMENTATION
    7. 7. EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA: DZIGA VERTOV “The Man with the Movie Camera” (1929) • Vertov reminds viewers that cinema is not reality • Special effects and fantasy • Playful clash of reality and illusion • Visual associations • Many, if not all, editing techniques used http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y1fxbcgptFA
    8. 8. EXPERIMENTS IN CINEMA: LUIS BUNUEL “Un Chien Andalou” 17min,(1929) • Destroys meaning, shock • Surrealism, expressionism, psycho analysis • Visual discontinuity: continuity editing, but discontinuity in the story plot and character goal http://youtu.be/_DZ1x-xBtUM
    9. 9. INNOVATIONS IN CINEMA: CHINA & JAPAN Yasujiro Ozu & Kenji Mizoguchi Ruan Lingyu 1910- 1935
    10. 10. ACTION CONTINUITY: ASSIGNMENT #1 In the first assignment you will learn techniques of action continuity. 1. Match on action 2. Shot/Reverse-shot 3. 180 degree rule
    11. 11. ACTION CONTINUITY: MATCH ON ACTION “Match on Action” is when you cut to a new camera angle at the same point in time without breaking the flow of the previous shot.
    12. 12. ACTION CONTINUITY: SHOT/REVERSE SHOT “Two shots edited together that alternate the characters, typically in a conversation situation.”
    13. 13. ACTION CONTINUITY: SHOT/REVERSE SHOT
    14. 14. ACTION CONTINUITY: SHOT/REVERSE SHOT
    15. 15. EXAMPLES SHOT/REVERSE SHOT Editor Thelma Shoonmaker on Raging Bull (1980): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6enMrxbpI-w Dirty Harry (1971) “Do you feel lucky?” Unlike most shot reverse shots this isn’t over the shoulder. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Xjr2hnOHiM
    16. 16. ACTION CONTINUITY: 180 DEGREE RULE
    17. 17. 180 DEGREE RULE
    18. 18. ACTION CONTINUITY:
    19. 19. ACTION CONTINUITY: IMAGE SIZE FOR CUTTING
    20. 20. LONG TO MEDIUM SHOT
    21. 21. MEDIUM TO CLOSE-UP
    22. 22. THE RULE OF 6: WALTER MURCH 1) Emotion 2) Story 3) Rhythm 4) Eye‐trace 5) Two‐dimensional plane of screen 6) Three‐dimensional space of action For Murch, an ideal cut, • • • • • • Is true to the emotion of the moment; Advances the story; Is rhythmically interesting and “right”; Acknowledges the “eye-trace”; Respects “planarity”; Respects the three-dimensions continuity of the actual space. But, he says, emotion “is the thing that you should try to preserve at all costs.” Murch, W. In the blink of an eye: A perspective on film editing. SilmanJames Press, 1995, pp. 17-20 51% 23% 10% 7% 5% 4%
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