It is important for several reasons, and I am going to address a couple of them here. One reason that editing is so important is because it can mess things up if it is not done correctly and with all the aspects of film in mind. Just think about it for a minute. Here you are, the director, and you have filmed a beautiful story about love and adventure that takes place over several generations in a family. You have finished shooting and realize that you have over nine hours of film footage, but you can only make your movie 90 minutes long.
-Parallel editing or crosscutting is a technique of alternating two or more scenes in the movie that often happen simultaneously but different in locations. The camera will cut away the action to another action to perform or create interest or excitement to the movie. Parallel editing is used to add interest and excitement to the movie with a boring sequence of events. It is often used to apply or create suspense to the
Series editing is a way of shortening time by only showing the most important details taking place one after the other to help the progression of the story. In the movie, the man was often shown carrying the camera then the shot quickly moved onto the next point where the man finds the perfect spot for filming, such editing is what gave the movie a unique touch. Another special thing about the movie, was the morning scene of a woman who appears to have just woken up and washing her face then all of a sudden shifting to water cleaning off a pole. This
One technique used by filmmakers like Griffith, to counteract this was “continuity editing” (194). As Thompson indicates, this included “cut-ins”, “point of view “shots, “eyeline structures” and “dialogue inter-titles” (194). Continuity became important in the film industry as it was one of the “basic principles” that created an ‘indiscernible thread’ which the audience were “controlled and comprehending” (196). This continuity then developed as a tool for narrative structure. Thompson comments that continuity “quickly developed from a general notion of narrative unity to the to the more specific conception of a story told in visual terms and continuing unbroken, spatially and temporally, from shot to shot” (196).
Rationale This documentary script will explore how directors use cinematography and editing techniques in horror films to increase tension and create an impact upon the audience. To achieve this I will examine horror films over three decades and consider how cinematic techniques have been employed to involve and scare the audience. The horror films I will be analyzing are The Omen (1976), The Shining (1980), Let the Right One In (1982) and Orphan (2009). Word count: 73 Thesis statement: An exploration of how horror films have developed over time through the use of cinematic techniques. Visual Audio Fade in A pull back shot of Saint Patrick 's Cathedral, New York in the backdrop of a stormy sky will show
Continuity editing is a film term that implies that a series of shots should be physically continuous. It has become known as the popular ‘classic Hollywood’ style of editing. This style is used to create a sense of normality within films and let the audience make sense of the visuals. Some of the key influential films in the early 1920’s used these effects like in The Great Train Robbery, which introduced cross cutting, an editing method that is used to show what occurs in two different places at the same time. Some other examples of continuity editing techniques are the 180 degree rule, establishing shot and shot reverse shot, these are used as a way of advancing narrative.
so that he looks weak and distraught. After analyzing all of these effects, it becomes apparent how important the actions of the camera truly are. This movie would have been completely different if the camera had been looking at the actors from only one position. Camera movement and angles are what captivate the audience to keep their attention throughout the entirety of the whole film. Sometimes a simple camera movement can make all the difference in the
Regardless of my views on the outcome of this film, its content also has a lot of storytelling within its deep subject matter. Films today usually forego character development and story progression as improvement in technology and visual effects would be the only effective instrument in catching the eye of the audiences. It is rare nowadays that films would tell great epic stories, without the extensive use of visuals. Therefore my full praise can only go to the innovative technical aspect of the film balanced well with concise story
History will always be open to interpretation & minor changes when it comes to filmmaking, whether the film is written based on facts or built on fiction. There are many things a director could do when it comes to making a film based on historical events. Sometimes, a director could choose to represent a few events inaccurately in exchange for more impactful and dramatic, but inaccurate scenes. In the film industry, most directors are looking to appeal to as wide an audience as possible. Not all people might find that learning about history interests them.