Editing is a fundamental component of filmmaking. It is an art of composing space (as totality or fragment, continuous or discontinuous) and time (linear or nonlinear) through the arrangement, assembly and interaction of images (static or dynamic) and sounds (on-screen or off-screen). Editing includes storytelling, rhythm, tempo, and emotion. A good editing sense is necessary to creatively structure a cinematic work. Creative works on film, video and image-related media all acquire meaning and impact through montage: the juxtaposition of images and sounds.
This course will teach students the basic knowledge and concepts of editing, and develop their editing sense in practical editing assignments. The course is composed of two parts, theory and practice. For theory, lectures will be given with illustrations from films. For practice, students will be assigned editing exercises throughout the course to ensure that they apply and realize what they have learned in class. Students will present their editing works in critique sessions for feedback and comment by their peers. This course will be a technically intensive course focusing entirely on practical’s.