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Digital Video Production

For Interactive Media

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Learning Outcomes

• Cinematography • Film/Video Editing • Production (inc. pre & post) • Delivery Platforms

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Topics for Today

• An introduction to Cinematography • Origins of Film Editing • History of Film Editing Technology • Linear & Non Linear Video Editing • Digital Editing Systems

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Cinematography
What is Cinematography?

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Cinematography
What is Cinematography? The term was formed by two Greek words:

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Cinematography
What is Cinematography? The term was formed by two Greek words:

• 'kinéma'  (movement)  

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Cinematography
What is Cinematography? The term was formed by two Greek words:

• 'kinéma'  (movement)   • 'graphein'  (to  write,  draw,  inscribe/record)

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Cinematography
What is Cinematography? The term was formed by two Greek words:

• 'kinéma'  (movement)   • 'graphein'  (to  write,  draw,  inscribe/record)
Therefore we could say that cinematography is ‘Writing with Motion’

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Visions of Light, 1992
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Cinematography
• Working with Light • Telling the audience where to look • Knowing the story • Finding ‘elusive images’ that help tell the story • Understanding the language of the director • ‘There is a visual language far more complex than words’
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History of Cinematography
• Invention of Cinematography (February 13,
1895)

• The Lumière brothers patent the

cinématographe, a three-in-one motion picture camera, developer and projector. holes in the film strip as a means of getting the film through the camera and projector.

• Prior to this, the brothers invented sprocket

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History of Cinematography

Cinématographe (1895) The Lumiére Brothers

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Employees Leaving the Lumière Factory 1895

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The Photographical Congress Arrives in Lyon 1895

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Baby's Dinner 1895

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The Sprinkler Sprinkled 1895

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Game of Cards 1895

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Arrival of a Train at La Ciotat 1896

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Demolition of a Wall 1896

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More to come...

• Origins of the Moving Image • Visual Language • Mise-en-scène • Film Space • Lens Language • The Documentary Style • Camera Dynamics
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Film & Video Editing
The Invisible Art

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
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Origins of Film Editing
Film editing is part of the process of filmmaking. It involves the selection and combining of shots into sequences, and ultimately creating a finished motion picture. It is an art of storytelling.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Film_editing

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Origins of Film Editing

Thomas Alva Edison 1847-1931

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Origins of Film Editing
Thomas Alva Edison

http://inventors.about.com/library/ inventors/bledisonpatents.htm

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Origins of Film Editing
Thomas Alva Edison

Patented over 1000 inventions ranging from light bulbs and electrical components to communication technology, phonographs and motion picture cameras
http://inventors.about.com/library/ inventors/bledisonpatents.htm

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Origins of Film Editing

Edwin S. Porter 1870-1941

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
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Film Editing Technology

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Film Editing Technology

Moviola invented by Iwan Serrurier in 1924

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Film Editing Technology

Moviola

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Film Editing Technology

Flatbed Moviola

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Film Editing Technology

Steenbeck Steenbeck and K-E-M (Keller Elektro Mechanik) Flatbed editing machines were invented in Germany in the 1930’s

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Film Editing Technology

Film Splicer

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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
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The Cutting Edge: The Magic of Movie Editing (2004)
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Linear & Non Linear Editing

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Linear & Non Linear Editing

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Digital Editing Systems

• Adobe Premiere Pro (PC & Mac OS) • Adobe After Effects (PC & Mac OS) • Final Cut (Mac OS) • Avid (PC) • iMovie (Mac OS) • Lightworks (Custom Hardware)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_video_editing_software

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