Aesthetics of Editing | BAVC
Video and Audio Postproduction

Aesthetics of Editing

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"We'll fix it in post." You've heard that phrase to justify less-than-desirable production results but the old chestnut can also refer to moving the story along. The decisions you make while editing brings the power to a film or video. It helps viewers make connections, be in on the secret, or turn what they're watching into an artform. As Ralph Rosenblum says in his industry-reknown classic, When The Shooting Stops, The Cutting Begins, the footage "must now be selected, tightened, paced, embellished, arranged, and in some scenes, given artificial respiration."

In this San Francisco film editing class, we will leave software and hardware behind and focus on the art and craft of cutting. You'll explore well known concepts used by Hollywood movie makers, independent film and videomakers and even by comics artists. Examples will be drawn from narrative and documentary films as well as from music videos, commercials and experimental films. You'll walk away from this San Francisco class with a solid understanding of:

  • juxtaposition
  • reaction shots
  • cutaways
  • action edits
  • B-roll
  • pacing
  • screen position
  • montage
  • continuity
  • sound