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An Analysis of Akira Kurosawa’s final Battle Scene in “Seven Samurai”

Phil Baumhardt·examines the Kurosawa’s cutting style in the final battle scene from Seven Samurai. Film editing involves putting on the finishing touches. More than this, it is a process of breathing life into the work. The most important requirement for editing is objectivity. No matter how much difficulty you had in obtaining a particular shot, Read MoreRead More

The Edit: The Writer’s Most Unkindest Cut of All

  Kevin Delin explains that although a movie cannot exist without first being the product of a writer’s imagination and pen, the editor really makes the final decision. But somewhere after all that effort, from all those people, with all that experience, the script is finally done; no more rewrites. And therefore you might believe Read MoreRead More

What is Three-Point Editing and Four-Point Editing?

Sareesh Sudhakaran tackles the classic ideas underlying three point and four point editing. What are these ‘points’ anyway? Let’s start by defining two terms: A Clip is one video file on your media card or drive. Usually, for every shot you’ve recorded (from the moment the record button is pressed to the moment the stop Read MoreRead More

Larry Jordan on the state of video editing and post production

Larry Jordan, a well known video industry figure speaks about editing, color correction, the cloud, and whether he’s looking forward to April 2014′s NAB – the biggest show of the year. RedShark: Do you think color correction/grading should be part of an NLE or kept separate from the editing workflow? Larry Jordan: There are good Read MoreRead More

Walter Murch: From The Godfather to The God Particle

Join legendary film editor Walter Much in this fascinating masterclass covering his body of work, including his new feature documentary Particle Fever, which is screening at this year’s Doc/Fest. Universally acknowledged as a master of picture editing and sound design, Murch has worked with, among others, director Francis Ford Coppola on such cinematic milestones as Read MoreRead More

The History of Cutting – The Soviet Theory of Montage

Building on the works of D.W. Griffith and the development of “continuity editing” in early film history, Soviet silent filmmakers would pioneer new innovative ideas about editing that moved film from an extension of theater into a mature and powerful artistic medium. This lesson is proudly sponsored by: BlackMagicDesign.com Creating the world’s highest quality solutions Read MoreRead More

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. This lesson is proudly sponsored by: Read MoreRead More

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