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Editing 13/02/2008 13:11:00 Some say that editing is the crux of cinema Takes place primarily in post production phase Two kinds of organization Editing within a scene (intrascene) o Create a sense of continuous space and time Interscene editing o Provides fundamental structure of a movie as a whole o Scenes can be arranged linearly or in a more convulated way Flashbacks / flashforwards o Organizing images in a way that’s interesting and understandable to  the audience Most movies average over 1000 shots Around  Melie’s time, there began to be multiple one-shot scenes Inspired by Melié, Edwin Porter used a more complicated editing strategy Cross-cutting Temporal repetition Later >> fragmenting film’s actions into smaller and smaller pieces D.W. Griffith Tended to vary in shot types from long to medium to close up Cut for dramatic emphasis
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By mid 1910s, editing strategies were conventionalized, Contemporary films tend to contain more individual shots than 50 yrs ago 300-500 shots in classical era; 1000-2000 shots in today’s typical films editing a film can take days, months, and even years to complete due to the amount of raw material “editing provides the syntax of cinema” Rhythm editing determines duration of each shot
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This note was uploaded on 04/14/2008 for the course FILMST 46 taught by Professor Felando during the Winter '07 term at UCSB.

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