Many world-renowned directors, including Martin Scorsese and Stanley Kubrik, vehemently consider video editing as important as shooting. There are good reasons why this is the case.
Whether referred to as montage or video editing, it is the editing process that assembles the shots into sequences and the sequences into the finished film. It gives the feature film, image film or web video its form and rhythm (pace and timing).
Editing determines what the viewer sees and in what order. The requirements for video editing are correspondingly high and varied. Editing a movie together is not just about software. But also. The ideal digital tools help the editor to focus on the essentials: the content, the story.
Film cutting, montage and editing
Working in the editing room can be both a curse and a blessing. On the one hand, because only what is delivered from the shooting location can be put together in the editing room. On the other hand, because only here can the later film or video be judged detached from all the travails of shooting. The author invents the story. The director translates words into reality. Video editing builds the bridge to the viewer in the editing room with the help of montage.
Good to know: Video editing is an art. But one that you can learn. This applies to both mastering the editing software and the most important rules for film editing. At Filmpulse Magazine you’ll find everything you need to know about this topic. Have fun and success with your project. And don’t worry: every one started as a beginner.