A Report Of Not Less Than 1500 Words

1947 Words May 20th, 2015 8 Pages
Write a report of not less than 1500 words, covering the following:

a) The development of editing from its humble beginnings, to the much more sophisticated Institutional Mode of Representation. Discuss the steps involved.
b) The evolution of editing technology (from none, to digital editing)

c) The purpose of editing. It is much more than just an assembly of footage on the timeline. Discuss how editing can help us experience a scene fully, giving carefully chosen examples to illustrate your point, and using subject terminology correctly.

d) The rules of editing (listed below). Discuss the logic behind them, and give an example to illustrate their use.

1. Continuity (180 degree rule; cutting on action; cutting on speech; parallel editing; POV; shot reverse shot)
2. Dis-continuity (jump cut) and New Wave/American New Wave
3. Manipulation of time: montage; dissolve; fade to black; wipe
4. Providing information/withholding information

Task 1

The development of editing from its humble beginnings, to the much more sophisticated

The earliest films in the 1900s were all done on camera, this involved no editing whatsoever and the film would be filmed in the same order exactly the way it would have been seen in theatres one roll of film.

The Lumiere Brothers

In 1985 the Lumiere Brothers invented cinematographe which was basically a three in one device that recorded captured and projected motion picture.
The Lumiere brothers worked tirelessly attempting to make a…
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