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  Film School | Top Film School Programs | Filmmaking Schools Film Directing Schools NYC Film editing Schools Pittsburgh ...
The film industry is becoming much more competitive and graduates of film schools or film directing schools have more doors opened to them because of their film school or film directing school diploma or degree.
If a film school student wants to be directing films, producing films, editing films, or working in one of the multitudes of other jobs necessary to putting a film together, there is most likely a class for them.
A film school student should choose film classes based on this goal, because, while all film students will be given a general education in the basics, many good film schools will not only allow you to, but encourage you to become more specialized in one area of film studies.
www.usastudyguide.com /top-directing-film-schools.htm   (1998 words)

  Film editing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Film editing, also called montage, is the connecting of one or more shots to form a sequence, and the subsequent connecting of sequences to form an entire movie.
Film editing evolved from the process of a film editor physically cutting and taping together pieces of film, using a splicer and threading the film on a machine with a viewer such as a Moviola, or "flatbed" machine such as a Kem or Steenbeck.
Film editors often are responsible for pulling together all of the elements of story, dialogue, music, sound effects, visual effects, rhythm and pace of a film.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Film_editing   (2438 words)

 Cinema -- Editing
When the editing is complete and the director and producer have approved the final version of the film, this final cut is sent to a negative matcher.
The negative matcher makes a negative of the film that exactly matches the final cut, and the negative is then sent to a film lab where prints are created.
When an editor was satisfied with the final film, he or she would create an edit decision list, a list of each shot in the film and its length.
www.learner.org /exhibits/cinema/editing.html   (822 words)

Editing is normally done in post-production, the period after the shooting of a film or tape during which the production is edited, dubbed, and prepared for distribution..
Sometimes, when working on a high-budget film, an editor may become involved in the preproduction stages of a project and may be invited to attend the actual shooting of some complicated scenes, but normally his role is confined to the cutting room.
The basic grammatical unit of the language of film is a shot and may range from a single frame taken from a fixed position to a setup involving complex camera movement to the complete roll of film in the camera (approximately 10 minutes in length.
comm2.fsu.edu /programs/comm/film/editing.htm   (2740 words)

However, because of the aperture masks in film, the angle of view for a given lens is generally described in terms of the height and width of a lens.
A film splicing machine of precision construction in which portions of a film are overlapped, cemented, then warmed and dried by a heating unit.
A signal recorded on the edge of film in a camera to match a signal recorded on a magnetic recording which is used as a fast means of synchronizing film and sound workprints.
www.filmland.com /glossary/Dictionary.html   (10438 words)

 Film Editing and Painting
Film editing is ultimately the ideal combination of shots contained within the material that has been put unto the roll of film.
Editing entails assembling smaller and larger pieces, each of which carves a different time.
The same applies to editing, it is not a question of mastering the technique like a virtuoso, but of a vital need for your own distinct individual expression.
www.stormloader.com /vmorgado/FilmeditingandPainting.html   (2074 words)

 Film Editing Glossary
A type of upright moviola which has no arms on it, is easier to take film on and off of, and is gentler on the film than a regular moviola, all of which facilitates its use as a cutting machine.
Editors who edit their films on flatbeds do not use editing benches as much as editors who cut on an upright since the flatbed itself functions as the bench for most of their editing work.
Since flatbed editing machines use film wound on cores, rather than on reels, this permits easy manipulation and projection of film cut on a flatbed without having to wind it all off the cores and onto take-up reels.
ourworld.cs.com /mohrproductions/filmedit.htm   (3320 words)

 Film Freak Central Interviews Editor Walter Murch (page 4)
I'd never cut a feature before, but I had edited documentaries and commercials, and he thought that it would be a good idea to have somebody putting the film together who knew what sound was all about, since that was the topic of the film.
Another challenge was that the whole film is told from Harry Caul's point-of-view, and he's confused a lot of the time, so we had to make the film interesting and understandable, even though the main character is confused about what is going on until the very end.
The sound editing, the cleaning up of the soundtracks, was done at Universal Studios, and then the final mix of the master track, this new master track, took about five days, also at Universal.
www.filmfreakcentral.net /notes/wminterview4.htm   (1850 words)

 Film Editing by Filmmakers.com
Editing involves not nearly a theoretical consideration of the effect of one shot upon another, or a linear rendition of a script, or a mechanical measurement of frames.
Unlike film directors, however, editors are not accustomed to explaining their work to an inquisitive outsider.
Following the introduction of sound into film at the end of the 1920's, filmmakers were now obligated to combine greater number of elements in the editing process; dialogue, music, and sound effects.
www.filmmakers.com /features/editing/index.htm   (662 words)

 MAGAZINE | FEATURES | Editing My Film! | VOL 27-3: September 2002
The operators of these editing services, however, opt to operate under the misguided notion of having one's cake and eating it too, planting the idea in consumers' heads that there should be no such animal as unsuitability.
"The distortion and manipulation of a film by nameless, faceless programmers is the distortion and manipulation of the reputation and achievement of the director whose name is attached to that film," she believes.
It's saying that the film ceases to belong to them and that instead it belongs to anyone who thinks it should be his or her own.
www.dga.org /news/v27_3/feat_editingmyfilm.php3   (1784 words)

Producing a film or television program requires the coordination of an enormous number of people and tasks, and the individuals responsible for pulling all the logistical elements together typically carry the amorphous title of postproduction supervisor or associate producer.
"Editing is the creative force of filmic reality." So Dmytryk, director of the American classic "The Caine Mutiny" begins this little book, which he hopes will aid film directors and editors in perfecting their art.
The Technique of Film and Video Editing is the best training for directors-to-be, providing a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound.
www.filmbooks.com /editing.htm   (3025 words)

 Introduction to Film Editing
Edits should be smooth and easy on the eye; time and place should not change drastically from shot to shot.
Edits can be jarring, time and place can change abruptly, etc. Remember, you want to give the audience a lot of information in a short period of time – it should still make sense, but you want the audience to do some work.
Ask students as they watch the rough cut to think about where further edits might be made to help with continuity, or to add rhythm, etc. As students view their scenes, ask them to explain why they chose the editing techniques they did, and encourage other students to give them feedback regarding their choices.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/lessons/editing/b.html   (2558 words)

 Amazon.ca: The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film: Books: Michael Ondaatje   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
Of the recent odd-couple film interview books (Cameron Crowe and Billy Wilder, Steven Soderbergh and Richard Lester), theirs is the most natural and comfortable pairing.
Ondaatje is evidently a sophisticated film fan, and in Oscar-winning editor Walter Murch, he has the perfect person for an interrogation, for Murch is that rarity in Hollywood—a Renaissance man with a far-ranging mind that goes far beyond the sheer subject of film and filmmaking.
As a director myself, this book humbles and reminds me that the film is ultimately brought to life during the editing process and the editor is the mid-wife.
www.amazon.ca /Conversations-Walter-Murch-Editing-Film/dp/0676974740   (1669 words)

 "Film Editing" Book Now Available
Fairservice is an award-winning freelance film editor who has taught at The National Film and Television School and The Northern Film School, Leeds.
Fairservice explores the challenges to convention that began in the 1960s and which continue to the present day, including new digital technologies and the dominance of moving images and how they relate to film editing.
Film Editing: History, Theory and Practice is distributed exclusively in the U.S. by Palgrave.
mixonline.com /news/audio_film_editing_book/index.html   (158 words)

 Cinema -- Editing
A visual transition created in editing in which one shot is instantaneously replaced on screen by another.
Editing that creates action that flows smoothly across shots and scenes without jarring visual inconsistencies.
The finished edit of a film, approved by the director and the producer.
www.learner.org /exhibits/cinema/editing2.html   (403 words)

 Imdb Glossary letter: E   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
A person who performs editing (in consultation with the director) on a movie.
Special film stock that is typically used by the second unit to generate computerized composites.
Effects stock usually has finer film grain, and is usually rated several stops lower than standard stock.
www.imdb.com /Glossary/E   (422 words)

 American Cinema Editors > Education
All major motion picture studios, at least in the local California area, are bound by union contracts in film editing which presents a difficulty in getting started.
As an introduction, consideration might be given to submitting to post-production managers and editorial heads a resume of education and experience, and indicating a desire to enter a career of film editing.
The film is then shot and when the dailies (sometimes called rushes) are processed, the editor begins his/her job.
www.ace-filmeditors.org /newace/abt_Edu.html   (647 words)

 Amazon.com: On Film Editing: Books: EDWARD DMYTRYK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes.
In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work.
Edit Your Old 8mm and 16mm Film to DVD — Edit your personal 8mm and 16mm film to DVD or VHS.
www.amazon.com /Film-Editing-EDWARD-DMYTRYK/dp/0240517385   (1322 words)

 Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video
The mysterious art of editing itself is embraced in stage two of the book.
As a writer she approaches communicating her vast knowledge of the subject in the same way she approaches the job of editing itself; methodically with great attention to detail.
This book is recommended for anyone with an interest in editing or postproduction, or anyone who will be finishing a shot project and needs a clear understanding of what the next steps will be.
www.mwp.com /books/editing/cutbycut.php4   (1006 words)

 Introduction to Film Editing
This lesson, inspired by PBS' film series, REEL NY, allows students to explore the art of film editing.
In this lesson students are introduced to the role of a film editor and to two common film-editing techniques: continuity editing and montage (discontinuity) editing.
By viewing video clips, students learn to identify and define these two editing styles and explore how and why these techniques are employed to tell a visual story.
www.thirteen.org /edonline/lessons/editing/index.html   (203 words)

 Future of Film Editing
In turn, Digital Film Tree (DFT) counseled them on a postproduction workflow that they created that they were unfamiliar with.
We visited them at their edit suite, which happened to be in Shawn's converted' bedroom at his home in the Silver Lake Hills, California.
And in about three or four days I was proficient in cutting this film as quickly and with the agility of keyboard and mouse, left hand/right hand movement that I had been used to with years of Avid experience.
www.lafcpug.org /feature_digitalfilmtree.html   (1660 words)

 AFI Conservatory: Editing
Editing theories, techniques and procedures, issues of continuity, effects, movement and sound are examined as they relate to the fundamentals of cinematic montage and visual story telling.
If an Editing Fellow is approved by Faculty to edit more than two thesis productions, the additional project(s) will be considered an additional thesis requirement for completion of the degree or certificate.
This workshop is led by Senior Editing Faculty and master guest artists who present a variety of topics and experiences that are designed to broaden the Fellow's understanding of the art of cinematic storytelling and montage.
www.afi.com /education/conservatory/editing.aspx   (1128 words)

 Film Editing Schools
If you are in search of a university whose film department places an emphasis on applying theoretical concepts to actual film making, then Temple University might be a good choice for you.
In their senior year, many film students have the chance to participate in the creation of a senior project.
The goal of this program is to further prepare students for the film industry via the creation of a film that is aesthetically pleasing and makes a social statement.
film-editing-schools.blogspot.com   (424 words)

 motion picture photography: Film Editing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
In the first decade of filmmaking, pioneers Georges Méliès and Edwin S. Porter found that the effect of motion could be warped, shooting the film at a slower speed than it was projected to produce a speeded-up image (and vice versa) which could be used for comical or fantastical purposes.
Griffith developed the use of the close-up, a full view of a detail within the larger image, often a hand, face, or object, the audience retaining the context of the scene into which the close-up was cut.
The initial codification of editing possibilities and the theory and application of it for aesthetic purposes began in the Soviet Union in the 1920s.
www.infoplease.com /ce6/ent/A0859784.html   (461 words)

 Film / Editing Terms
These are usually, but not always, attached to the slate and appear at the head or tail of a sync sound take.
Dissolve - a gradual merging of the end of one shot and beginning of another produced by the superimposition of a fade-out onto a fade-in of equal length.
Rough cut - first assembly of a film which the editor prepares from selected takes, in script order, leaving the finer points of timing and editing to a later stage.
www.zerocut.com /tech/film_terms.html   (1290 words)

 Digital Video Editing Program - New York Film Academy   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-27)
For students contemplating a longer-term film school education in editing or a career in the industry, it is an excellent introduction to the field.
This Four-week course gives students all the necessary skills to edit with the Final Cut Pro software, and a knowledge of the editing craft from an artistic point of view.
Over the course of four weeks students will edit three different types of material: a short scene from a narrative film, a music video, and a trailer for a major motion picture.
www.nyfa.com /film/programs/editing/4week_finalcutpro.htm   (486 words)

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