If weve learned nothing else so far, we can at least now say with confidence that very
little in any movie is left to chance. We saw last week how the filmmakers coordinated
performance, composition, sound, and editing to crea
Chapter 4 Editing
Jump cut- editing transition thats confusing in terms of space and time
Establishing shots usually an extreme long or long shot offered at the beginning of a scene
providing the viewer with the context of the subsequent closer shots
10 THINGS TO STUDY
Know what cinematic language is.
Study the techniques that contribute to a movies invisible meaning.
Implicit meaning versus explicit meaning Know the difference.
Review the Signposts found in every story.
By cinematic languagea phrase that we have already used a few times in this class
we mean the accepted systems, methods, or conventions by which movies
communicate with the viewer. To fully understand cinema as a la