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2018-2019 Undergraduate Bulletin 
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RTVF 149 - The Art of Film Editing

Semester Hours: 3
Fall, Spring
This course aims to instruct students in the advanced concepts, theories and aesthetics of editing through readings, writing and practical editing assignments. Since the film editor, along with the director, is a principal collaborator in the authoring of a film, the first part of this course will explore the way in which early filmmakers of the silent period developed a language and syntax for film primarily through the art of editing. In the second half of the course, students will learn how film language and syntax have a primary focus in the process of filmmaking, as the editor reconstructs the cinematic time and space that was fragmented by the method by which films are shot. Students will learn to use narrative editing strategies including rhythm, pacing, point-of-view, screen direction, matching cuts, script analysis and communication with collaborators. The course emphasizes filmic storytelling and the use of editing for narrative and expressive purposes. 

Prerequisite(s)/Course Notes:
RTVF 010 , 027  and 047 . Lab fees additional. May not be taken on a Pass/D+/D/Fail basis. May not be repeated for credit.

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