Editing: Continuity and Discontinuity

25,777 views

Published on

1 Comment
13 Likes
Statistics
Notes
No Downloads
Views
Total views
25,777
On SlideShare
0
From Embeds
0
Number of Embeds
730
Actions
Shares
0
Downloads
305
Comments
1
Likes
13
Embeds 0
No embeds

No notes for slide
  • October (1928), d. Sergei Eisenstein
  • Breathless (
  • Editing: Continuity and Discontinuity

    1. 1. Two Approaches to Film Editing
    2. 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. 3. Continuity Editing The illusion of temporal and spatial continuity; “invisible editing”
    4. 4. Temporal Continuity Techniques • Match on action • Long take • Dissolves and fades • Cross cutting • Continuous diegetic sound • Sound bridge
    5. 5. Spatial Continuity Techniques • Establishing shots • Long take • 180-degree rule • Eyeline match • Shot-reverse-shot
    6. 6. Montage (Hollywood) A sequence of shots that compresses narrative time
    7. 7. Montage (Soviet) A sequence of shots that provokes associations and/or disorients the viewer
    8. 8. Montage (Soviet) A + B + C + D = ?
    9. 9. Montage in Narrative Film • Kuleshov Effect • Metaphor
    10. 10. Discontinuity or Disjunctive Editing “Visible” editing; editing that calls attention to itself; violates viewers expectations of continuity
    11. 11. Discontinuity Techniques • Jump cut • Nondiegetic insert • Repetition of shots or events • Freeze frame • Any violation of continuity rules

    ×