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Film Langauge Introduction to Editing

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Film Studies, WJEC, FM1, Micro Analysis, Editing

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Film Langauge Introduction to Editing

  1. 1. FILM LANGUAGE Editing
  2. 2. Editing  Sequences the shots into something that makes sense for the audience, in terms of time and space.  Most common editing technique in use today is called ‘Continuity Editing’
  3. 3. Continuity Editing  Makes sense of the spatial (space) relationships  Progresses events  Shows reactions to previous actions  Allows the film to shift through time  Gives the film rhythm  Calls the audience’s attention to significant objects / characters / events in the narrative
  4. 4. Continuity Editing Making Sense of Space
  5. 5. Spatial Relationships  The Establishing Shot  All edits should be motivated  Action / Reaction  Eye-Line Match  180 degree rule  Shot Reverse Shot  Match on Action  Diegetic Sound
  6. 6. The Establishing Shot
  7. 7. The Eyeline Match
  8. 8. 180 Degree Rule
  9. 9. Shot
  10. 10. Reverse Shot
  11. 11. Match on Action
  12. 12. Continuity Editing Making Sense of Time
  13. 13. Time Relationships  Fade In / Out  Ellipsis  Slow Motion  Parallel Editing  Flash Back
  14. 14. Parallel Editing
  15. 15. Fooling the Audience Silence of the Lambs
  16. 16. Bullet Time (Slow Motion)
  17. 17. Cutting Speed
  18. 18. ‘PSYCHO’ In this sequence, note where and when the editing changes pace and to what effect.
  19. 19. Style
  20. 20. Editing Styles  Straight cut  Fade out  Dissolve  Wipe  Jump cut
  21. 21. Transition Style
  22. 22. The Star Wars Wipe
  23. 23. Spud’s Interview
  24. 24. ANOTHER STYLE OF EDITING IS CALLED…
  25. 25. Montage Editing Used to show a passing of long periods of time and progression of a character or relationship.
  26. 26. Montage Sequence
  27. 27. Soviet Montage “...montage is an idea that arises from the collision of independent shots“ Eisenstein
  28. 28. Battleship Potemkin (1925) Eisenstein
  29. 29. GRAPHIC MATCH
  30. 30. Example 1
  31. 31. Example 2
  32. 32. Graphic Match
  33. 33. Editing Controls Text Progression: • Picture relationships • Rhythmic relationships • Time relationships • Space Relationships

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