A blog dedicated to the editing of films, past and present. We will go through and explain the many different aspects and techniques within editing. The footage flicks back and forth between two contrasting scenes, for example shots of a wealthy environment in between shots of poverty. This makes the difference more apparent. It is a physical representation of an object or action.
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PART H. PART V. Pudovkins Film Technique and Film Acting. No more valuable manuals of the practice and theory of film making have been written than these two handbooks by the notable Soviet director. So sound are their points of view, so valid their tenets, so revelatory their analyses, that they remain today, twenty years after their initial appear ance, the foremost books of their kind. First published abroad in and respectively, Film Technique and Film Acting brought to the art of film making a code of principles and a rationale that marked the mediums analytic coming of age.
Until their publication, the motion picture maker had to eke out on his own any intellectual or artistic considera tions of film craft. No explicit body of principles existed upon which the film maker could draw with confidence. Film technique was a more or less hit or miss affair that existed in a kind of fragmentary state which, in the main, leaned heavily upon theatrical methods. These pioneering books made clear at once that movie making need no longer flounder for a methodol ogy or for its own standards.
Now film theory and practice could be attacked with greater assurance and efficiency
Film technique ; and Film acting : the cinema writings of V.I. Pudovkin
Film Technique and Film Acting