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The first movies were unedited single shots. They were situated in the same space and took place in the same time. To make a film story more dynamic, it was necessary to manipulate space and time. Film history shows you some excellent examples. Look at this excerpt of Amélie Poulain(2001). Within a movie time of 47 seconds Amélie changes from a child into a young adult. Learn much more with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
Movie projection on television. Pan and scan
Almost all movies that were made before 1950 were registered on camera in the format 4:3 or 1.33:1. When television in the 50's of the previous century reached the general public the same size was chosen for projection of films on television. But feature movies in those days were made in another format. An interesting analysis on the “pan and scan” to the television format can be seen in this documentary “the letterbox”. Learn much more with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.orgWe're proud of this piece Michael Koepenick edited with writer/producer Jeanne Franz for TCM. Ironic that this piece was done back before TCM was broadcastin... ... See MoreSee Less
"I like editing. I love it more than any other movie stage. You could say that the whole production process is just a way to produce recordings that you can edit," says Stanley Kubrick. Editing can make or break a movie story. Editing can even put the movie story upside down. Fragment 2 (goo.gl/sF66fs) is the original. In the remake (fragment 1, below) the law of gravity has been reversed. Learn much more with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
Making a movie is a complex process. It starts with an idea for a story, followed by the scenario, screenplay and storyboard, concrete footage and editing. The total process can take several months but also several years. And all that time, everything must be organised properly. From catering to cameraman, and from script girl to actor. But sometimes things happen beyond your control, proves this fragment with the actor Klaus Kinski. Learn from the masters with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less
A movie story usually consists of a scenario, script and storyboard. In that order. A storyboard is a kind of drawn comic strip, based on the scenario. It serves as the basis for the film recordings. A good example of how a storyboard is used can be seen in this fragment from North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959). Learn much more about this with the ABCinema online film course => abcinema.org ... See MoreSee Less