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Film Studies FM1 Micro Analysis - Editing Basics

Text of Editing

  • 1. FILM LANGUAGE Editing

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. 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 audiences attention to significant objects / characters / events in the narrative 4. Making Sense of Space Continuity Editing 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. The Establishing Shot 7. The Eyeline Match 8. 180 Degree Rule 9. Shot 10. Reverse Shot 11. Match on Action 12. Making Sense of Time Continuity Editing 13. Time Relationships Fade In / Out Ellipsis Slow Motion Parallel Editing Flash Back 14. Parallel Editing 15. Silence of the Lambs Fooling the Audience 16. Bullet Time (Slow Motion) 17. Cutting Speed 18. EDITING CHALLENGE. Count the number of cuts in the following sequence: 19. PSYCHO In this sequence, note where and when the editing changes pace and to what effect. 20. Style 21. Editing Styles Straight cut Fade out Dissolve Wipe Jump cut 22. Transition Style 23. The Star Wars Wipe 24. Spuds Interview 25. ANOTHER STYLE OF EDITING IS CALLED 26. Used to show a passing of long periods of time and progression of a character or relationship. Montage Editing 27. Montage Sequence 28. ...montage is an idea that arises from the collision of independent shots Eisenstein Soviet Montage 29. Battleship Potemkin (1925) Eisenstein 30. GRAPHIC MATCH 31. Example 1 32. Example 2 33. Graphic Match 34. Editing Controls Text Progression: Picture relationships Rhythmic relationships Time relationships Space Relationships

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