Back in simpler times, you just needed to frame up your talent in whatever artistic way you wanted and roll tape.
Editing is an unobtrusive skill. If it is done well, the audience does not notice it, but is absorbed in its effect.
The first few minutes of a film will often either leave the audience full of excitement and eager to see how the story of the movie will play out, wondering what hints they were shown in the opening credits to what they're about to watch. Sometimes these opening moments are grander than the film that follows them. Sometimes you talk to your friends about the notebooks instead of the head in the box, or the silhouetted men running around more than the prodigy delinquent. Ian & Alex of The Art of the Title Sequence are two curators of a collection of title sequences best described as fine art.
Here are a few accepted practices for the art of editing.
iMovie editing for the beginner and those with deadlines.
It wasn't until I saw this title that I realized that everyone may be thinking, "oh yes, the guy from Georgia is making references about hunting!"
Last month, I talked about editing your video in i-Movie. Now in continuation we will take you through the steps of editing in Windows Movie Maker.
Everywhere in today’s professional video media, motion graphics are filling in the gaps where straight video shots fall short.
Picture an action scene. Do you see: A gunfight? A car chase? A battle?
From the earliest days of making movies there has been misunderstanding and confusion about what exactly an editor does in the creation of a movie, television program or today, the multitude of other types of “dynamic media” that are emerging both scripted and unscripted.
(Ed Note: In last months issue Dr. Robert Nulph took us through Multicam Shooting. We continue with the techniques of the multicam edit with Morgan Parr.) If you shoot the same event/scene with more than one camera and try to edit the multiple cameras' footage together, you are multicam editing.
Continuity editing is pretty much the only way Hollywood and mainstream movies like to edit.