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FILM EDITING How to edit [Parts 1-3]





From Redshark News 17 November 2014:


REDSHARK How to edit part 1


REDSHARK How to edit part 2


REDSHARK How to edit part 3


How to edit – Part 1


How to edit – Part 2


How to edit – Part 3


By Peter Haas

… is an award winning Brooklyn-based filmmaker and writer whose first celluloid love was “Godzilla.” Since age 9, he’s been chasing monsters and men, camera in hand. His chief inspirations are classic German Expressionist cinema, the free-wheeling creativity of Terry Gilliam, and the fog-shrouded forests of his New Hampshire birthplace. Through his films, Peter strives to unlock the experience of “ecstatic cinema” — a viewing experience that challenges, delights, and sweeps up the audience in equal measures. His work has appeared in American Cinematographer, Red Shark News, various broadcast networks, and various festivals around the world.

His most recent film “Working Horses” premieres this fall.



Working Horses


Peter J. Hass Films



November 20, 2014 Posted by | editing, film editing, film [its techniques] | , | Leave a comment

FILM EDITING Becoming a Professional Film & Video Editor






Leni Riefenstahl in the cutting room



Becoming a Professional Film & Video Editor -5 Tips to Think About When Getting Started as an Editor


By Lawrence Jordan



in Hollywood Reinvented



November 11, 2012 Posted by | editing, film editing | , | Leave a comment

FILM EDITING Cutters’ Way by Graham Daseler









“The basic rules of film editing, first established in the silent era, still govern the industry today: maintain your eye lines, preserve continuity, respect planarity (the rules governing the transposition of three dimensions onto a two-dimensional plane), find a good rhythm, and, most important, always advance the story.”



Cutters’ Way – The Mysterious Art of Film Editing


A post by Graham Daseler


Bright Light Film Journal


November 2012 | Issue 78





November 9, 2012 Posted by | editing, film editing | , | Leave a comment

FILM GODARD JUMP CUT/CONTINUITY EDITING Editing in À bout de souffle



This post by Nick Lacey

Editing in À bout de souffle (France, 1960)

in The Case for Global Film film blog, has illustrative stills and did have a YouTube extract of the film till it was removed under ‘copyright claim by [1] Optimum Releasing [2]. Are they mad? Surely it is good advertising for new generations to watch the film?

The link could have gone in COTA post

FILM Editing {links in Catherine Grant’s blog}

But it seems a good idea to put it separate for search purposes. So if you type ‘editing’ in the search box top right, you’ll get this but ‘editing Godard’ (par example) you will give this. Though not ever post has the correct category and tag labels, so you might miss. Though from my experience, search in wordpress seems to search on body of text as well.

April 23, 2010 Posted by | continuity editing, editing, jump cut | , , | Leave a comment

FILM ESSAY LONG TAKE Metaphysics of the “long take”: some post-Bazinian reflections by Mark Le Fanu



Metaphysics of the “long take”: some post-Bazinian reflections

by

Mark Le Fanu

(author of The Cinema of Andrei Tarkovski [1987]; Mizoguchi and Japan [2005])

in

P.O.V no. 4

March 12, 2010 Posted by | André Bazin, Bazin, Classical American cinema, Eisenstein, European art cinema, Greg Toland, Griffith, Italian Neo-Realism, montage, Murnau, Renoir, shot length, Stroheim, the long take, Welles, Wyler | , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment