Editing Film and Video Correctly (4/4): edit and manipulate?

Editing video and film correctly (4/4)

August 16, 2016 Videothink Team 0

If we believe the demagogues and the theory of film, the moving image is the very most dangerous of all media. The killer argument why this is true: a film or a video has no final form before a large number of different settings have not been interlinked. As opposed to a photograph (at least before Photoshop existed), this link, incurred during editing, offers hardly controllable options of manipulation. […]

Editing Film and Video correctly (3/4): Editing as a formal principle

Editing videos and films correctly (3/4)

August 9, 2016 Videothink Team 0

Irrespective of the type of definition and independent of genre, talent and the cutter’s know-how: film-related rhythm cannot be equated with mathematical precision. The rhythm of a film is shown by its cut, but not exclusively so. A film’s rhythm is also determined by the way the camera is guided, the actors’ movements, the director’s orchestration, yes, even the language tempo of the voice-over commentary or the means of interpretation of the dialogues and naturally, also the music. They all contribute to the rhythm of a film being more than the mere total of its individual components. […]

Editing Film and Video Correctly (2/4): Changing space and time

Editing film and video correctly (2/4)

August 2, 2016 Videothink Team 0

Editing and parallel editing can only be applied successfully when the cutter or the editor observe the dramaturgical film requirements. The hereby assumed artistic talent, combined with experience and deep knowledge, is one good reason why films are not cut, but edited. […]