Narrative Film Editing Practise 2

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Code Completion Credits Range Language Instruction Semester
306NFE2 Z 4 100S English winter

Subject guarantor

Michal REICH, Ivo TRAJKOV

Name of lecturer(s)

Michal REICH, Ivo TRAJKOV

Learning outcomes of the course unit

The aim is to present editing as a creative process, forming the final form of a film. Aside from the necessary knowledge of the technology for its execution, editing is an important creating element requiring a specific manner of thinking about film. It is an inseparable complex part of the directing process. Therefore, editing cannot be viewed as an autonomous discipline, then it would only emphasize its technical aspects in the use of expression tools and techniques in joining individual shots into aesthetic dimensions. Editing is a form of communication taking place through a particular „concept“, „signature“, „edting style“ and a combination of skills.

Mode of study

This course is a workshop in which the students edit serveral various scenes from raw material of a selected feature film. This covers basic trade knowledge as well as editing aesthetic principles. The program is supplemented by a summaries in lectures and debates. This subject of investigation is the editing of the narrative of a feature film and its particulars.

Prerequisites and co-requisites

A basic knowledge of editing theory is required.

Course contents

The aim is to present editing as a creative process, forming the final form of a film. Aside from the necessary knowledge of the technology for its execution, editing is an important creating element requiring a specific manner of thinking about film. It is an inseparable complex part of the directing process. Therefore, editing cannot be viewed as an autonomous discipline, and then it would only emphasize its technical aspects in the use of expression tools and techniques in joining individual shots into aesthetic dimensions. Editing is a form of communication taking place through a particular „concept“, „signature“, „edting style“ and a combination of skills.

This course is a workshop in which the students edit serveral various scenes from raw material of a selected feature film. This covers basic trade knowledge as well as editing aesthetic principles. The program is supplemented by a summaries in lectures and debates. This subject of investigation is the editing of the narrative of a feature film and its particulars.

Editing is explored as an important narrative component requiring a method of thinking that is oriented specifically towards film and is and integral part of the complex proces of direction. Accompanied by debate and discussions, in the course students edit several scenes of raw materiál from a fiction film, and acquire basic knowledge of both the craft and the aesthetic principles of narrative film editing.

Recommended or required reading

Ralph Rosenblum and Robert Karen - When the shooting stops...the cutting begins

ISBN-10: 0306802724; ISBN-13: 978-0306802720

The Technique of Film Editing

Compiled by Karel Reisz, Gavin Millar Editioni llustrated Publisher Focal Press, 2010

ISBN 0240521854, 9780240521855 Length 346 pages

Walter Murch: In the Blink of an Eye

Silman-James Pr; 2. revised edition (2001),

ISBN-10: 1879505622 | ISBN-13: 978-1879505629, 148 pages

Assessment methods and criteria

Attendance

exercise completion

discussion

Note

none

Further information

This course is an elective for all students of this school

Schedule for winter semester 2020/2021:

06:00–08:0008:00–10:0010:00–12:0012:00–14:0014:00–16:0016:00–18:0018:00–20:0020:00–22:0022:00–24:00
Mon
Tue
Wed
Thu
room 311
Room No. 311

(Lažanský palác)
REICH M.
12:20–14:45
EVEN WEEK

(parallel1)
Fri
Date Day Time Tutor Location Notes No. of paralel
Thu 12:20–14:45 Michal REICH Room No. 311
Lažanský palác
parallel1

Schedule for summer semester 2020/2021:

The schedule has not yet been prepared

The subject is a part of the following study plans