Monday, 31 January 2011

Introduction to editing

Types of editing;

Shot/Reverse shot - A technique most often used in conversations, when we cut from one parson speaking to another, and back again.
Cross Cut - When the editing takes us from one situation to another, usually back and forth, to suggest the two things are linked.
Match Cut - When editing occurs on an action thus making the action appear seamless.
Jump Cut - An edit that is clumsy and takes the audience by suprise.
Transitions - Effects added during editing.
Slow/Fast motion - When the footage is slowed down or sped up.
Ellipsis - When time is condensed through editing.
Flashback/Forward - Time is manipulated through editing.
Sound Bridge - Sound used as an editing device to link two scenes together.

In lesson we used the software Final Cut Pro to edit our bag swaps.
This screen shot illustrates me using Final Cut Pro to re-arrange the clips we recorded into a sensible, effective order. In this sequence rather than having all of the clips connected in one long bar I jolted them and overlapped the clips so that they commence more smoothly and look less rigid. When editing we clicked 'I' for in and 'O for out allowing us to crop the unnecessary parts of the clip and keep the parts we need.
This screen shot demonstrates what the production is viewed as on the canvas (top right screen). 
This is the razor tool, it is literally used to cut a clip in half, we used this to seperate the clip and add slow motion to it to accentuate the intensity of the scene.

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