Editing and special/visual effects

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Most moviegoers think of editing and special effects as distinct components of the filmmaking process. We might even conceive of them as polar opposites, since effective film editing is often subtle and almost invisible, whereas special effects frequently call attention to themselves. Yet, film editors and visual effects artists have worked hand-in-hand from the dawn of cinema to the present day. Editing and Special/Visual Effects brings together a diverse range of film scholars who trace how the arts of editing and effects have evolved in tandem. Collectively, the contributors demonstrate how these two crafts have been integral to cinematic history, starting with the "trick films" of the early silent era, which astounded audiences by splicing in or editing out key frames, all the way up to cutting-edge effects technologies and concealed edits used to create the illusions. Throughout, readers learn about a variety of filmmaking techniques, from classic Hollywood's rear projection and matte shots to the fast cuts and wall-to-wall CGI of the contemporary blockbuster. In addition to providing a rich historical overview, Editing and Special/Visual Effects supplies multiple perspectives on these twinned crafts, introducing readers to the analog and digital tools used in each craft, showing the impact of changes in the film industry, and giving the reader a new appreciation for the processes of artistic collaboration they involve.
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seriesBehind the silver screen
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subject_facetART -- Film & Video
ART / Film & Video
Cinematography -- Special effects
Electronic books
Motion pictures -- Editing
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- Direction & Production
PERFORMING ARTS -- Film & Video -- History & Criticism
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
PHOTOGRAPHY -- Techniques -- Cinematography & Videography
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Cinematography & Videography
SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Media Studies
title_displayEditing and special/visual effects
title_fullEditing and special/visual effects / edited by Charlie Keil and Kristen Whissel
title_shortEditing and special/visual effects
topic_facetART
ART / Film & Video
Cinematography
Cinematography & Videography
Direction & Production
Editing
Film & Video
History & Criticism
Media Studies
Motion pictures
PERFORMING ARTS
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production
PHOTOGRAPHY
PHOTOGRAPHY / Techniques / Cinematography & Videography
SOCIAL SCIENCE
Special effects
Techniques