The History of Cutting – The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing

Cinema began as a novelty – projecting dancing shadows on a screen of simple every day scenes. But through the contributions of talented artists, a new cinematic language of editing emerged. Trace the development of editing from The Lumiere Brothers through Georges Méliès, Edwin S. Porter, and D.W Griffith.

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We are currently retooling our course software and we’ll have a quiz and complete lesson with this course shortly. Keep an eye out next week for the continuation of this lesson with a lesson on the Soviet Theory of Montage.