December 6, 2014
In the second instalment of the ‘Filmmaking Scene’ series, we’re looking at editing. By recreating a scene from scratch, we can learn a lot about how professional filmmakers use editing to tell their story.
Check out this week’s dslr guide right here:
The videos below have taught me loads about editing. My favourite has to be Larry Jordan’s video about “The Power of Reaction Shots”. He edits a scene, brilliantly explaining the power of L cuts and J-Cuts, as well as many basic principles of editing all in a 10 minute video.
My next recommendation features Larry Jordan again, in an extensive study of editing ‘Without talking tech”. It’s a great summary of storytelling through editing, including lots of examples.
Next up is another video essay from the genius Tony Zhou, talking about Jackie Chan’s filmmaking style, and how it differs from traditional american films.
And finally, I recommend this interview with Jackie Chan, we get an insight into his persistent and pure attitude to filmmaking. It’s inspiring!
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Filmmaker, and host of DSLRguide. Since I was making my first film age 11, I have always been fascinated by the way films are produced, and the effect it can have on the audience.