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  • Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies

    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies

    December 15, 2010, 11:55 am
    As I’m sure you remember from last year, I’m a bit of a scrooge/grinch when it comes to Christmas. And frankly, I was looking forward to bringing you a Chanukah special instead of this, but this particular Christmas is a little nuts for me. So, I’ll get it next year, I promise (next time I’m hoping to do something New Year’s related... Don’t forget, I always welcome topic suggestions!).

    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies
    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies
    5. A Charlie Brown Christmas

    As much as I actually despise Charlie Brown, I totally relate to him, sometimes. This movie is no exception. In any case, as far as editing is concerned, the timing is its strong point. There is little to no attention to eye-movement in the montage, but having the cuts placed as they are reminds you that this is actually a comic strip— and it feels like you’re looking at a moving one.
    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies
    4. Santa Claus is Coming to Town

    Again, the timing here is the strongest point— and kudos to the animators for rather seamlessly adding in 2D animated segments to the stop motion. In fact, there’s a whole song that’s done in super-sixties pseudo-psychedelic drawn animation that for some strange reason, doesn’t feel out of place.
    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies
    3. Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer

    Here’s a childhood favourite; one that I related to 100% (the misfit song is totally my theme!). Anyway. The pacing is great in this movie— it feels like the least tedious film to watch in the whole series by this company, mostly because it keeps up and stays interesting to both kids and adults the whole way through. There was also obviously care taken in the eye-movement department.
    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies
    2. The Grinch Who Stole Christmas

    (My other theme song.) Both the pacing and the montage in this cartoon are dead on, and is always a pleasure to watch. It’s edited to feel exactly like we’re actually sitting down to read a Dr. Seuss book... except Frankenstein is reading it to us.
    Top 5 Edited Animated Christmas Musical Movies
    1. The Nightmare Before Christmas

    Ok, before you inundate me with emails: I know this wouldn’t exactly be in the same class (if you will) as the others, but technically it is an animated Christmas musical movie for kids. The difference between this one and the others, however, is a good budget. Consequently, we come out with a beautifully animated and edited movie, with pace and montage thought out thoroughly and executed superbly.

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      Light Sabre Battles! (v)

      January 18, 2012, 3:00 pm
      As an interesting note, it was conveniently blocked by FOX just as the internet is on blackout strike today in solidarity against SOPA. American friends, please be aware that if SOPA passes, videos like this where I attempt to teach about film editing in a fun way will not be available anymore, even if I am in compliance with the Fair Use clause— in fact, I could be shut down, fined, and/or jailed without due process. If you like the internet and the ability to find information freely and easily, please educate yourself about this bill, and do whatever you can to stop it from passing!

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    • Top 5 Marx Brothers Films
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      Top 5 Marx Brothers Films

      January 4, 2012, 1:19 pm
      First EDL of the new year up! Marx brothers, see? nyaah!

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    • Top 5 Moment of Despair Scenes in a Xmas film (v)
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      December 14, 2011, 4:44 pm
      Have a video version of my very first Christmas blog, the best edited Moments of Despair in a Christmas film!

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    • Top 5 Scenes With a Steam Engine
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      Top 5 Scenes With a Steam Engine

      November 30, 2011, 11:29 am
      Check out this week's EDL, featuring the top 5 edited scenes with steam engines!

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    • Top 5 Edited Dinosaur Attack Scenes!
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      Top 5 Edited Dinosaur Attack Scenes!

      November 16, 2011, 1:28 pm
      I know I've covered this one in the past, but with the new video format I feel like I can really do some of previous written blogs justice. This one especially!

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    • Top 5 Scenes on a Mountaintop
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      Top 5 Scenes on a Mountaintop

      November 3, 2011, 1:54 pm
      Vlog number 3! Scenes on a mountain. See my epic climbing skills (not)...

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    • Top five scenes in a Mad Max film!
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      Top five scenes in a Mad Max film!

      October 19, 2011, 1:19 pm
      In Vlog number 2 of the Edit Decision List, I look at the best edited scenes in a Mad Max Movie, as well as manage to completely butcher an Australian accent.

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    • Top 5 Edited Die Hard Scenes
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      Top 5 Edited Die Hard Scenes

      October 5, 2011, 12:07 pm
      My very first vlog covers the top 5 scenes in a Die Hard movie!

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    • Top 5 edited scenes in Metropolis
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      Top 5 edited scenes in Metropolis

      September 21, 2011, 4:25 pm
      Metropolis is one of the most influential science fiction films of all time, and it's obvious that the editing has a lot to do with it. The expressive nature of the acting is superbly juxtaposed with epically framed shots in such a way that story isn't only easy to follow, but really fun to watch!

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    • Top 5 Back to the Future Scenes
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      Top 5 Back to the Future Scenes

      September 7, 2011, 12:16 pm
      Great scott! I must've blown a hole in the space-time continuum with my 1.21 "Jiggawatt" blog entry…

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