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October 7, 2015, 9:38 am
The graphic match (or “match cut”) is an extremely powerful transitional device in modern editing. Here, an idea is conveyed within a single assembly – a single cut. This cut’s intention is to skip forward or backward in time while a) maintaining a continuity of action and b) creating a metaphorical link between the images that bookend the cut. It can serve comedic, dramatic, or a purely ideological purpose. Let’s discuss the latter first as it represents the most original use of this cut.
September 30, 2015, 12:17 pm
In part one of this series, I suggested that the easiest way to learn how to cut was to watch as many films as possible and just start cutting something together. I personally believe it’s better to intuitively learn the art of the cut at a subconscious level rather than learn the theory first and then try to apply it so you can cut something that “feels right” rather than a more intellectual approach. Having said that, It’s also incredibly important to learn why a cut does or doesn’t work and for that we need to get into some theory.
September 28, 2015, 12:31 pm
It got me thinking about what the five best "punctuation marks" in film might look like. I wanted to assemble a video essay with a rapidfire list of nominees of great moments of editing-as-punctuation in film. But as I started putting it together, the project grew into a twofold piece: an analysis of and response to Schulz's article as well as an attempt to spur new insights about editing by examining it through the metaphor of punctuation.
September 28, 2015, 5:54 am
In virtual reality, you are at the center of every story. Saschka Unseld, head of Oculus Story Studio, wants to keep you there, experiencing virtual worlds directly, with characters who interact with you in real time. You read a book and you watch a film, but in virtual reality, you experience a story.
September 23, 2015, 9:33 am
Feeling stumped? Everyone suffers from creative block now and then. Question is, how do you overcome it? We came across this brilliant infographic, which shares 21 top tips and tricks to help inspire you.
September 11, 2015, 4:13 pm
A lot of Pixar films come packaged with a quasi-humanist narrative hook that enables the public digestion of their work. Viewers nodded thoughtfully over WALL-E’s depiction of a future earth choked by the refuse of big-box retail, and of a human race infantilized and rendered obese by mindless consumption, while Brave was the first Pixar film to feature a female protagonist...
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