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Department
Film Studies
Course
Film Studies 1020E
Professor
Barbara Bruce
Semester
Spring

Description
introduction to editing - editing  editing: “(1) In filmmaking, the task of selecting and joining camera takes. (2) In the finished film, the set of techniques that governs relations among shots” (501) A cut is an instantaneous cut from one to another A cut was two takes taped together splices Easiest way to change scenes, and fastest way to introduce new material - types of shot transitions or “edits”  cut or straight cut  cut-in – fast zoom into the same frame  fade in from black, fade out to black. Tends to slow the forward movement of a sequence. Usually then at the end of the film.  dissolve – two scenes being showed at the same time, the original shot fades out as the new shot fades in  wipe – a line passes over the screen and pushes it out and brings in the new image. They had to be created in a lab post production but now it is all done on a computer.  - four basic areas of choice and control in editing:  graphic relations – shots are patterns of light and dark, shapes, sizes, volumes, depth, movement, and stasis.  graphic match – graphic relations between shots. Shapes colours movement of direction are all repeated or continued across the edit to the next shot.  graphic conflict – creates abrupt or contrast between two shots. Cut from bright to dark shot. Edits also edit how long certain shots last on the screen.  rhythmic relations -steady rhythmic editing – can have a pattern -fixed or static shots are slower than mobile framing -cluttered mise-en-scene seems faster than a clean mise-en-scene -music and sound make the shot seem faster as well.  spatial relations – cinematic space is a constructed space. Deep space cues the existence of action. Depth of field is camera distance and planes of field. All of this shape the diegetic space. Editing can also create space.  establishing shot – scene begins with this. Presents a complete view of the scene, long or extreme long shot. Establishes the spacial awareness of the shot.  reestablishing shot – cuts to medium shot to eventually focus in on certain things. • Accordion structure – zoom in at the beginning and back out again at the end of the scene. Establishes emotional and drama
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