The Technique of Film and Video Editing, Fifth Edition: by Ken Dancyger

By Ken Dancyger

The means of movie and Video enhancing presents an in depth, specific examine the inventive and aesthetic rules and practices of modifying for either photograph and sound. simply because modifying is ready greater than studying a selected software, this booklet specializes in the basics of enhancing as paintings. research of images from dozens of vintage and modern movies and video clips offer a legitimate foundation for the pro filmmaker and pupil editor. This publication places into context the storytelling offerings an editor should make opposed to a heritage of conception, historical past, and perform. This variation contains fresh chapters overlaying the targets of enhancing, together with modifying for narrative readability, subtext, aesthetics, and dramatic emphasis, all displaying the right way to evoke particular viewers responses. a few of the new motion pictures to be mentioned contain A heritage of Violence, Atonement, The Departed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, MIchael Clayton, and extra. * how one can enhance your tale and have interaction your viewers in the course of the modifying approach* Examples, research, and picture stills from nice videos* fresh chapters overlaying the artistic ambitions of enhancing - examine the why in the back of modifying offerings, specially as they relate to narrative readability, dramatic emphasis, subtext, and aesthetics* New motion pictures lined contain THE HOURS, THE DEPARTED, A historical past OF VIOLENCE, ATONEMENT, INTOLERANCE, UNITED ninety three, FORGETTING SARAH MARSHALL, THE DEPARTED, MICHAEL CLAYTON, LUST, warning, there'll be BLOOD, BRIGHTON ROCK, THE 3rd guy, and the eagerness* Updates to the style part show new theories on modifying for motion, comedy, and discussion sequences

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In six minutes, he shows how the mother and child are saved. Although there is some contention about the original film, a version that circulated for 40 years presents the rescue in the following way. The mother and daughter are trapped inside the burning building. Outside, the firemen race to the rescue. In the version that circulated from 1944 to 1985, the interior scenes were intercut with the newsreel exteriors. This shot-by-shot alternating of interior and exterior made the story of the rescue seem dynamic.

37 Earth, 1930. Still provided by Museum of Modern Art/Film Stills Archives. The cutting is not direct about the narrative intention, which is to illustrate the death of the grandfather while suggesting this event is the natural order of things—that is, life goes on. The presence of the apples surrounding him in the images takes away from the sense of loss and introduces a poetic notion about death. The poetic sense is life goes on in spite of death. The old man returns to the earth willingly, knowing that he is part of the earth and it is part of him.

46 L’Age d’Or, 1930. Still provided by Moving Image and Sound Archives. 31 32 CHAPTER 1: The Silent Period CONCLUSION The silent period, 1885À1930, was an age of great creation and experimentation. It was the period when editing, unfettered by sound, came to maturity and provided a full range of options for the filmmaker. They included considerations of visual continuity, the deconstruction of scenes into shots, the development of parallel editing, the replacement of real time by a dramatic sense of time, poetic editing styles, the assertive editing theories of Eisenstein, and the asynchronous editing styles of Vertov and Bun˜uel.

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