Thursday, 17 February 2011

Introduction to Editing.

Film editing is the process of film making. Creating all of the clips and shots that you have taken and place them into sequences and creating a finished motion picture. A film editor is a person who practices film editing by assembling the footage. However, the job of an editor isn't simply to mechanically put pieces of the film together, cut off film slates, or edit dialogue scenes. A film editor must creatively work with the layers of images, story, dialogue, music, pacing as well as the actors performance to effectively "re-image" and even rewrite the film to craft a a cohesive whole. Editors usually play a dynamic role in the making of a film.

Editing techniques:
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 class, we began to edit our bag swap scene. We were taught how to use the editing programme; Final cut Pro.  Each of us gave in our  own ideas and thoughts on how we could make our bag swap scene the very best. 

Creating a load of cuts and editing techniques to create an intense scene and make the audience be on the edge of their seat. We used one editing technique that made us feel as though it left the audience wanting more, which is using a slow motion to capture the moment of the two giving each other the 'look' between the bag swap between the two.

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