Intro session

In this session we were introduced to the module entitled ‘Making Film – Editing & Special Effects.’  When i first initially looked at the brief for this module i did think that we would be exploring the ‘special effects’ side of the editing process.  For this i was very much mistaken as the module focuses purely on editing and puttng together a narrative.

As a Media Production student i feel completely in my own element as i have done countless means of both filming and editing so this module should provide me with a weekly session with which i can perhaps learn more about the background and history of editing. 

We were shown a couple of short videos which introduce editing and just basically show why it is such a powerful tool within producing and putting together all kinds of different productions whether for a short film or a still image project, editing is integral for putting across a narrative and story to the audience.

This very funny take on the process of editing is displayed within this Charlie Brooker ‘Screenwipe’ video, which shows how editing can be used to create different scenarios out of the same filmed scene to put across something entirely different to the audience.

We were also shown a couple of quite questionable clips which are early explanations of what editing is including this quite macabre Alfred Hitchcock clip:

A documentary which tracks the history of editing and the progression was also a video piece which we were shown.  Comprising of 3 parts this was a really interesting video to watch and starting to explore the roots of film editing and how this has evolved over the deacdes.

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