SYLLABUS

The Art of Editing, SM2002

School of Creative Media, City University Hong Kong
Professor Shannon Walsh, Semester B/2015

Classroom M1052 & Lab M7060

Thursday 12pm – 3pm

COURSE DESCRIPTION & AIMS

Editing is a fundamental component of filmmaking. It is an art of composing space (as totality or fragment, continuous or discontinuous) and time (linear or non-linear) through the arrangement, assembly and interaction of images (static or dynamic) and sounds (on screen or off screen). Editing includes storytelling, rhythm, tempo, and emotion. A good editing sense is absolutely necessary  to creatively structure a cinematic work. Creative works on film, video and image-related media all acquire meaning and impact through montage: the juxtaposition of images and sounds. This course will teach students the basic knowledge and concepts of editing, and develop their editing sense in practical editing assignments.

Technisonic-Film-Editing

APPROACH

The course is composed of two parts, theory and practice. For theory, lectures will be given with illustrations from films. For practice, students will be assigned editing exercises throughout the course to ensure that they apply and realise what they have learned in class. Students will present their editing works in critique sessions for feedback and comment by their peers.

GRADING

The Art of Editing Facebook Group

RECOMMENDED READING

LESSONS

1. January 15

3. January 29

4. February 5

5. February 12

February 19

  • NEW YEAR CLASS CANCELLATION

6. February 26

7. March 5

8. March 12

9. March 19

10. March 26
11. April 2
  • MUSIC VIDEO CRITIQUE
  • Critique: Selected work from MUSIC VIDEOS

12. April 16

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