- We started by doing a ‘whole-class’ edit of a sequence from our Editsense resource, to explore the decisions they could make about shot size, camera position and sequencing. I used our resource Filmsense to go over film language and terminology, then they went on to edit another sequence from Editsense, with each group depicting time in a different way – stretch time, scene time, compressed time and parallel editing.
- In the second week we looked at montage and the use of abstract images and overlays, using examples from Geoffrey Reggio’s Koyaanisqatsi and the title sequence from the short film Cyn. We looked at still images and they went out to shoot closeups. We also looked at how music and image worked together in the 1929 Soviet film Man with a Movie Camera.
- We provided a set of abstract images, and groups created pieces of music using Garageband and edited to the beat.
- We went out to film in the Pill area of Newport. The students shot images which were intended to show the ethnic diversity of the area.
- They created short pieces of music, using Garageband (with the add-on ‘World Music’ set of loops) for their movies.
- We demonstrated how you could use markers to edit to the beat in Final Cut Express, and how you could overlay tracks, use multiple images and add effects. Finally, they edited their images to their soundtracks.
The cross-cutting (parallel edited) version, which links action taking place in two locations at the same time.
Montage films of Pill