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Lecture11 - Week 11: Montage Editing Editing as Relation...

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Week 11: Montage Editing
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Editing as Relation Editing is a concept about the effect that conjoining shots has on the film. Editing means the relationship between shots: Purely formal qualities : tempo and composition Narrative meaning : communication of story and character Intellectual meaning : communication of ideas Montage describes an approach to intellectual meaning through editing – or sometimes a formalist approach to editing
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Montage Literally: “editing” (Fr.) Even more than “editing” the term refers to the relationship between shots. Montage, more specifically, refers to meaning created through editing where it does not exist in individual shots Occasionally, too, montage can be used to refer to a particular style of editing
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Sergei Eisenstein The Soviet filmmakers of the silent era were instrumental in their theories of montage and in films which tried to exploit all of the possibilities of editing. Kuleshov effect Creative geography Parallel editing Example: Corner in Wheat (D.W. Griffith, 1909)
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Eisenstein: “Ideogram and the Cinematographic Principle” Eisenstein locates the power of editing in collision of contrasting shots The essay uses several Japanese and Chinese cultural forms as models for cinema Ideogram encapsulates what Eisenstein wants out of editing: the combination of concrete images to create abstract ideas
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Intellectual Meaning What is intellectual meaning? Essentially, it involves abstraction. Intellectual abstraction treats objects, events, and people ( concrete things
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This note was uploaded on 04/11/2011 for the course FMA 1172 taught by Professor Chriscagle during the Fall '10 term at Temple.

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Lecture11 - Week 11: Montage Editing Editing as Relation...

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