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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Grouped Work ID 9989c23b-8123-c28e-f1f3-38677feb65f9
Grouping Title editing and special visual effects
Grouping Author charlie keil and kristen whissel
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display_description "Editing and Special/Visual Effects takes the reader behind the screen to understand how these two crucial crafts define the viewing experience of film audiences. This book provides an historical overview of each of these two crafts, from the earliest days of stop-motion substitution, which combined editing and in-camera effects, to the current digital era, where both cuts and the illusion of an unbroken take can be created in post-production. This volume examines the power of editing to create the strong sense of narrative flow in the American cinema, with its focus on continuity and viewer orientation. At the same time, it charts the increasing reliance on fast cuts and rapidly altered shot scale to produce the viscerally exciting style of editing that many contemporary films feature. In its study of effects artistry, this book addresses the full range of such techniques, from multiple exposures and split-screen effects, to matte shots and rear projection, through to today's dizzying array of CGI and digital visual effects. While digital technologies have been integral to the latest phase of special/visual effects work, craft specialists have relied on a wide array of technologies over the years, and this book traces the development of the art and techniques that have been instrumental to the deployment of seamless effects in feature-length films. Often working hand-in-hand, the domains of editing and special/visual effects have shaped film style and aesthetics in ways that have enriched American cinema throughout its existence"--
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subject_facet ART -- 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_display Editing and special/visual effects
title_full Editing and special/visual effects / edited by Charlie Keil and Kristen Whissel
title_short Editing and special/visual effects
topic_facet ART, 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