Montage of the Moving Image
Teaching Staff: Tsiridou Tania
Course Category: Specific Background
Course Type: Elective
Course Level: Undergraduate
Course Language: Greek
Delivery method: Lectures
Teaching Units: 2
Teaching Hours: 2
|Literature Study and Analysis||48|
|Practice and Preparation||26|
|Course Total (ECTS: 4)||100|
Prerequisite to / Recommended to: (AVA540), AVA643, (AVA941), AVA944
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The course introduces to the basic principles of digital editing and the set of techniques governing the conjunction of shots. The exercises at video editors aim at the familiarisation with the terminology and the relative editing software so that students achive a deep understanding of the interrelation between the different shots. The course also examines the notional and psychological importance of montage in film or documentary.
Objectives - Learning Outcomes:
The aim of the course is to familiarize with the digital video terminology and to learn the software used for non linear video editing. Also participants gain deeper understanding of the rules that govern to conjunction of the different art of shots as well as how to successfully build a narration with moving images.
The course finally aims, through the presentation of the basic approaches in montage theory, for the development of critical thought and the understanding of the aesthetics of montage.
Brief description of the main topics of the course, its objectives and presentation of the assignment. Definitions and theoretical clarifications (editing / editing, frame, plan, scheduling, etc.) Brief historical review of the editing of the animated image. Laboratory: video formats and principles.
The stage of editing and post - production of the video making process and the importance of the editor. Capturing, inspecting and archiving of the video footage. Laboratory: Review and comparison of two video editing software: FINAL CUT PRO and ADOBE PREMIERE
The importance of editing and in the dramaturgy and the narrative in the moving picture. Continuity editing (spatial / meaning / emotional / form / atmosphere continuity)
Time in motion pictures. The duration of the shot. The rhythm and the speed of action. (Presentation of examples). Workshop: Widescreen digital video and audio formats. The process of capturing / logging importing video, audio, photo, animation.
The Discontinuity montage: avant-garde and experimental film. Editing techniques (jump cut, cross cut etc). Lab: Digital effects and transition effects in a video editing software.
Different arts of the cinematic editing: Graphic, rhythmic, spatial and time relations between shots Lab: Audio editing (part1).
The Soviet montage theory (part1). Lev Kuleshov, Vsevolod Pudovkin. Lab: The blue box and key effect techniques. Composition of titles. (Exercise and laboratory tests). Lab: Audio editing (part2).
The Soviet montage theory (part2) Dziga Vertov and Sergei Eisenstein’s dialectical approach of cinematographic form / types of montage. Lab:Color correction (part1).
The editing in feature narrative films vs editing in short films.:Color correction (part1)
Editing of a video clip (presentation of examples and discussion). Lab: Designing and re-reassembling a particular scene from a movie. Discussion and Conclusions.
Editing a documentary I. Lab: editing for a documentary (combining an interview with other kinds of footage).
Editing a commercial spot. Lab: Creating a menu, chapters and subtitles for a video-dvd in Studio Pro / Adobe Encore
Presentation of the the assignments and conclusions.