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    What is Editing? Editing is the rhythm of a film. It is combining bits and snippets of a film, in order to create a coherent sequence. What happens in the editing room can either make, or break a movie. It could be the reason of a movie’s success or failure. It is simply, what makes a movie a movie. According to Walter Murch, the Academy- Award winning editor of “The Conversation” and “The English Patient”, it is the invention of editing that allowed film to take off. The editing is an art that has

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    Essay On Film Editing

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    When looking at films you have to look at every aspect of the film. When it comes to most people they will watch the film and not notice little details such as framing and editing. Now being an editor my self, this is one issue that bothers me with casual viewership of movies or any other types of film. Thats when they think the editing was just done and that it takes not effort and people think that the clips are just put together. I can safely say that this is 200% false and that being an editor

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    these fantastical worlds with unique, larger-than-life characters that in a way reflect reality. Throughout his films, Tim Burton uses music and sound, editing techniques and shots and framing to control the audience’s emotions and make them relate reality to his outlandish movie universes. To start, Tim Burton uses music and sound to intensify the raw, emotional moments in his films. In Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, diegetic sound of the people talking about the last kid finding the golden

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    said that, “the foundation of film art is editing.” (Giannetti 2001:133) Early editing dates back to the late 1800’s. What became known as the Silent Period, 1885-1930, saw immense experimentation and new ideas blossom in terms of film editing which developed as different visionary individuals who still influence how we edit today, shaped it. Dancyger (2011:3) states that the first motion pictures date back to 1895, and editing was minimal if not non-exist. These films were about one minute in length

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    producer and creator of more than fifty films. His techniques of film editing creates unique reaction and tension within audience during all his movies. These unique techniques can be viewed in one of the famous and classical thriller film “Psycho”. Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” could be one of the iconic films of modern cinematograph. Psycho is a film with interesting and exciting plot, outstanding visual effects and, especially, with great soundtrack. The film effectively shows how through combination

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    Film Editing Techniques

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    Almost 115 years after the first film was screened by Lumier Brothers in 1895, we witness tremendous changes not only in the production and dissemination but also in the aesthetics, semiotics and styles of this unique art form. One of the greatest contributions of science in the second half of the 20th century is, undoubtedly, Information Technology which eventually paved the way for the evolution of a unique discipline called Information and Communication Technology. Popularly known as ICT, the

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    Directed by Fritz Lang, the silent film Metropolis (1927) served and still continues to serve as an inspiration to many successful filmmakers and aspiring filmmakers alike. The techniques and editing skills used for this film pretty much lead to the development of the skills and techniques used today. Other notable people who helped make this film a success include Lang’s wife, Thea Von Harbou as the screenwriter and author of the book, Metropolis, Karl Freund and Günther Rittau as the cinematographers

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    The Four Dimensions of Editing in Film In film making there are four different types of aspects. The four dimensions of editing are the spatial connection, temporal connection , graphic connection and the rhythmic connection. These four dimensions can be interpreted through looking at two very well known movie excerpts: The “Shower Scene” from Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film, Psycho and the “Odessa Steps” sequence from Sergei Eisenstein’s 1925 film, Battleship Potemkin. Not only the rhythmic but the

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    Pudovkin, born 1893, was a Russian-born director, screenwriter, and actor who is responsible for many modern leading principles of montage. He was imspired by the movie ‘Intolerance’ by D. W. Griffith. Pudovkin came up with the “Five Relational Editing Techniques”, which are as follows. Contrast. Parallelism. Symbolism. Simultaneity. Leitmotif. I will go through these in order, explaining the Pudovkin’s definitions and giving example when I can. Contrast challenges the viewers to compare two contrasting

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    Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious is a film rich with themes of deception and suspicion, between the three main character Alicia, Devlin and Alex. Two key techniques in film are known as cross-cutting and point of view editing. Each of these techniques are used throughout the film as part of the continuity system to advance the plot of the film and establish each character's personality. Both types of editing help to enhance the themes of deception between Alicia and Alex, as well as the suspicion that

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    the theme of how change can affect relationships. Initially in the scene, the camera is placed over the shoulder of Sebastian, with the view of Mia as they are having a conversation over dinner. This is a two shot scene accompanied by very minimal editing, indicating they are sharing the frame as a couple. However, as tension builds up in the conversation, the type of camera shot changes to a one shot. We now view each of them as an individual whenever they speak, unlike previously.   Above we see

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    was produced by HBO and made by Darren Star. This film was televised from 1998 up to 2004 which had a total of 94 episodes. In the film, Miranda Hobbes was a lawyer who had been tremendously suspicious about men and relationships. She was one of the famous 4 ladies that poised the New York Streets and had been hardly in on-and-off romantic affairs with men. 3. Matt Bomer Matt Bomer played the role of Neal Caffrey in the film, White Collar. The film, White Collar was a TV series in USA Network that

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    Character blocking creates the tension among the villagers, terrorists, and soldiers showing how the infant has dominate the scene. In the scene, when Theo and Kee try to escape the building peacefully, the blocking conceives the idea of hope that penetrates everyone’s heart and the concept of the story. Although character blocking will be the principle element to be analyzed, but mise en scène’s sound is the appurtenances to support character blocking. Children of Men, a science fiction and thriller

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    In this essay I will discuss three of the many problems Mark Watney faces in the Martian. The first major problem Watney faces is getting stranded and wounded on Mars. The second problem Watney faces is how he is going to survive on mars till help can come. The final problem he faces is how is he going to get to the Ares, so he can leave Mars. The first problem Mark Watney face on Mars is getting injured and becoming stranded on Mars. I feel this is the most significant problem because the emotional

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    that ends in regret. The film created by Peter Yates is a good attempt at exhibiting the same storyline as the novel, but falls short of the clarity displaying major differences which makes the understanding of the storyline difficult and less enjoyable. Two major points affecting the storyline by setting and plot event include the chapter in which Phineas passes away, along with the part where he is taken to the infirmary which results in major differences in the film. The film and novel both display

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    Rick Famuyiwa's Dope is an irreverent coming of age film that thrives on bending and breaking stereotypes about blackness. As the film follows Malcolm, a geeky black kid from a rough neighborhood who aspires to study at Harvard, a series of unexpected events involving drug trafficking unravels, thus complicating Malcolm’s future. This whirlwind of events starts when Malcolm, Jib, and Diggy try to sneak into the club for Dom's party. This scene is not only the catalyst for the film's conflict, but

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    Macbeth Movie Comparison

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    The story of Macbeth can be depicted in many different views. Kurzel’s Macbeth film represents the story of Macbeth to be a much more gruesome and violent story line. This version give you a darker more modern view of Macbeth. With different interpretations comes changes to the storyline from characters being illustrated differently to a slight twist of the main plot. Kurzel portrays the use of children and family as a very important feature throughout Macbeth. With the Opening scene being Macbeth

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    Steinbeck is a master of displaying implicit and explicit discrimination. He uses symbolism and imagery to depict the characters of his reference. The lexis conveyed the main motif of discrimination, by the representation of a microcosm of civil perspectives – a mentally challenged man, a lonely married woman seeking attention from male ranch workers, a very old yet prudent man and a Negro slave. Steinbeck tackles the stereotypical view on these civil perspectives and how they are discriminated against

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    Moana Film Analysis

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    What was new about the plot was they fought a tree monster. The movie reminded me of Pocahontas because of how Moana looks and how her parents do not want her to leave the island. A feeling I experienced was joy and happiness watching this movie. The film made me think about how grateful I should be that my parent are like Moana and how they want the best for me. The work changed my view of the world and myself because it is dangerous in the world and I should dream big like Moana. Also the filmmaker

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    the play determines the spectator’s feelings. Therefore, I think, in the script, that is what Williams intended to depict, Blanche is sympathetic. But, the film directed by Elia Kazan changes a likeable character, so that Stanley becomes more identified with. To prove that, this

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