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FILM EDITING II

Code: 
3ΜΟ2
Course type: 
Film editing
Brief description: 
Basic editing principles
Semester: 
3rd semester
ECTS: 
3
Hours: 
3

An introduction to the basic principles of editing is offered together with an overview of its historical evolution. The «discovery» of continuity editing, the contribution of pioneers such as Porter and Griffith to film narration. The Soviet montage theorists (Eisenstein, Dziga Vertov, Pudovkin, Kuleshov) and the heritage of their experimentation in today’s cinematic language.

Basic “cuts”, types of match cuts, usual ways of maintaining or breaking the continuity relation between two shots. Ways of creating temporal ellipsis within a scene. The narrative function of basic and advanced visual effects. Analysis of typical scenes (exposition, flashback, montage sequences, parallel action etc).

Overall the course intends to develop a critical understanding of the function of individual editing «tools» and provide an insight into the main concepts of the «engineering» of film narration by exploring a wide variety of examples drawn from different genres and historical periods.

Κατηγορία: 
Προπτυχιακό

School of Film, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki