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Editing overview

  1. 1. FILM STUDIES Editing
  2. 2. EDITING Connected with camera work A shot = An uninterrupted take where no cuts take place. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dDMdzg_QmxM &feature=related A scene = A selection of shots arranged to appear as though uninterrupted action is taking place in one moment in time. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cvP7cnmxlLM
  3. 3. EDITING Editing organises shots into order to create meaning for the audience. It creates continuity, rhythm and pace. Editing is often invisible to the viewer so that the action is more believable – escapism. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hN5my0Z09uU
  4. 4. EDITING Concerned with the manipulation of space and time. Time is manipulated by editing two shots together for the narrative to progress. Space is manipulated by editing two synchronized action sequences = CROSS CUTTING/PARALLEL EDITING http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ts1x6uADFtM
  5. 5. TRANSITIONS Most editing is completed with cuts to appear naturalistic. Transitions are eye catching to the audience. Fades can be used to show the passing of time. Dissolves can be used to demonstrate a romantic mood. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCEdSGeFCCA
  6. 6. SHOT – REVERSE – SHOTHTTP://WWW.YOUTUBE.COM/WATCH?V=F-BSF2X-AEE Feels natural for theAllows us to see characters audience as we expect tospeaking to each other. see the faces of both people.
  7. 7. REACTION CUT  This allows the audience to see a facial expression from a character.
  8. 8. MATCH CUT A cut between two familiar shots to make it appear smooth. This can include continuity of direction or completed action. This can make 2 shots between a change of location appear seemless. http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=8VP5jEAP3K4
  9. 9. JUMP CUT An abrupt cut between shots which feels awkward. It can cause confusion about space and time and is often used for dramatic effect. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5EuBZHEmRE4E.G. A shot of a person at work – CUT TO- A shot of the same person at work but wearing different clothes. This shows the passing of time.
  10. 10. INSERT CUT A close up shot which is inserted into a larger piece of action. E.G. A long shot of two men arguing – CUT TO – A close up of a hand grabbing a gun in a back pocket – CUT TO – A mid shot of one man pointing a gun at the other. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XP7LN40r_yw&f eature=related
  11. 11. CUTAWAY A shot of something other than the current action. This can be used to show the short passing of time or break up a long take for the audience. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GOZmvaFfjtk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPrb2oJqxB0
  12. 12. MOTIVATED CUT This follows a privileged point of view such as following a person walking. Shot – reverse – shot is also a form of motivated cut. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HbiEH3XNAT4&f eature=related