History Of Editing

  • This was the first ever film made

    It was footage filmed of a man walking in a garden, the film was based around 3 charcaters, 2 men and a woman. Its was a silent movie
  • The Miller and The Sweep

    The Miller an the sweep is about 2 men who fight in front of a floar mill. This video is quite humourous and it was highyly famous for its basic consept. The use of a static camera here is revolutionary as it was one of the first fils to do so very effectively. Also the 180 degree rule was established but it was hard to execute. However there wasnt a breakthrough in sound so it was a silent short movie. At this stage in time, this video was exhibitated in the theatre.
  • The Great Train Robbery

    The Great Train Robbery is about a group of bandits stage a brazen train hold-up, only to find a determined posse hot on their heels. It was directed by Edwin Porter with a budget of around £150. You could see that the technology had advanced and equipment had gotton lighter. Plus this was one of the first films to use transitions in post production which was a big breakthrough in editing. You can also see that shooting for edit was starting to be considered because they used a dummy
  • Birth of a Nation

    One D.w Griffins master pieces. The film is famous for being the first to use very popular filming techniques such as eyeline match, tracking shots and flashbacks. The set of the film was an artifical which meant ideas were getting more complex. On the other hand, this was made in the silent movie era which meant no diegetic sound was produced. however in its place was non diegetic sound which was a advancement. Succession from "GTR" because it using a rabge of similar shots.
  • Chroma Keying (Green Screen)

    Chroma key compositing is a technique for compositing two images together. This is revolutionary technique that has changed the face of film&editing industry. It was first developed in the 1930's however it was know as the blue screen. They were first used to create special effects for The Thief of Bagdad (1940). However The credit for development of the bluescreen is given to Larry Butler, who won the Academy Award for special effects for The Thief of Bagdad.
  • Citizen Kane

    This film used a lot of graphic mathces and cross fades. i understood that the advancement in editing made it possible for editor and film makers to control the pace of a film. Moreover the mood of film was starting to used aswell with the use of dark shadows and colours to create this haunting mood. There were also advancements in technology as moviola was was enabled, this allowed for more precise and easy cuts. So in this stage to time directors started t experiment with shots. (graphic match
  • Psycho

    Psycho is about a young woman steals $40,000 from her employer's client, Its was the first mainstream Hollywood film to include montage editing. However psycho is extremely famous for it "shower" scene where a masked man come in and stabs "Vera Miles". The technique is taken from the "Levashov Experiment. Alfred Hitchcock used a graphic match from the blood pouring into the sick to her eye lookign lifeless.
  • Once upon a time in the west

    Its about a mystrious stranger that comes to protect a beautiful widow from a ruthless assassin working for the railroad. I found this film very technically amazing because its able to build suspence so effectfully from the accuracy of the sound design that absolutly capitives the audience. The advancement in editing was more visable in this film because the you can see that editing for modd changing was feeling evident. For example the saloon scene uses cuts from single body parts enhance mood.
  • First Non-Linear Editor

    The first truly non-linear editor, the CMX 600, was introduced in 1971 by CMX Systems, a joint venture between CBS and Memorex. It recorded & played back black-and-white analog video recorded in "skip-field" mode on modified disk pack drives the size of washing machines. These were commonly used to store about half an hour of data digitally on mainframe computers of the time. The 600 had a console with 2 monitors built in
  • JFK

    Oliver Stone's Masterpiece "JFK" is about a New Orleans DA who discovers there's more to the Kennedy assassination than the official story. This film has entered history greats. Its the way the film is edited with the sound track that helps the suspence grow well.
  • Transporting

    Directed by Danny Boyle, there is scene in this film that has become editing genuis as its almost life like. The sound is mixed down so well that we as the audience are indulged into it. Also its like te editing has a certain pace to it. As its starts slow and gradually builds up.