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Editing

This web page focuses on editing as part of the post-production stage of filmmaking. The purpose of editing is explored, along with the role of the editor, considerations during the editing process, continuity editing and associational editing (or montage). There is a link to a more detailed PDF version of this resource. ...

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Production: editing

This resource is a PDF that provides an exploration of editing as part of the post-production stage of filmmaking. It explains the purpose of editing and includes editing tips and information about editing technology, in-camera editing, logging and paper edits, graphic relationships between shots, shot duration, rhythmic ...

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Ronald Reagan: commemorating heroism

Few things reveal both the best and worst of humanity more than war. The D-Day landings of World War II were full of horror and heroism and are commemorated in this speech by former President of the United States of America, Ronald Reagan. Explore the construction of this speech and how it is shaped to suit audience and purpose.

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Malalai Joya's voice of dissent

Malalai Joya is a former Afghani politician who, as a young woman of 25, stood up in a room crowded with 503 mostly male political delegates to denounce the warlords who had taken control of Afghanistan. Her action was supported by many but was denounced by those in power. Today, Joya continues her political activism.

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Sharing the good news about Creative Commons

Making a media work about Creative Commons licensing can be a challenge. How do you get the message across without losing the interest of your audience? Christopher Lewis, an ABC Open producer from Western Australia, shares his video on the subject.

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The shots tell the story in a video interview

You don't want your video interview to be just a 'talking head'. What shots can you take to make your story more interesting? Benj Binks from ABC Open has some ideas on what you might do and how to do it. This clip is one of eight on making a mini-documentary.

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Asking life's big questions

How might ordinary people respond to the same personal questions about their lives? Jenia Ratcliffe tested this and filmed the responses during a workshop at the Broken Hill City Library for ABC Open's 'Life's Big Questions' project. Observe not only the interviewees' answers but also how the clip is filmed.

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Movie mayhem: Putri dan labu

Edit a film about a Cinderella-style fairytale set in Indonesia. Follow a story about a young girl in a poor family. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script, and emotions shown suit the narrative setting. For example, choose facial expressions showing fear.

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Movie mayhem: school trip

Edit a film about a school bus trip in Hiroshima. Follow the story of three children visiting the city sights over three days. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script, and emotions shown suit the cultural setting. For example, choose a picture to match a description of two students ...

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Lights, camera, action: editing

Explore how editing helps to tell a story in films. Learn words used to describe transitions and time span of scenes. See how the order of scenes and type of transitions can affect the flow, set a mood and keep an audience interested. Look at ways to create feelings such as excitement, humour or fear. For example, a 'fade-in' ...

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Movie mayhem: summer camp [Windows version]

Edit a film about a school holiday camp in China. Follow the story of three children who, at first, don't get along with one another. Identify images needed to complete the film. Make sure the images match the script and emotions shown suit the cultural setting. For example, choose a boy's facial expression suited to apologising ...

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'Kokoda front line!', 1943

This is a black-and-white on-screen text announcement that the Cinesound review production 'Kokoda front line!' had won an Academy Award. It was shown as part of a Cinesound newsreel released to cinemas on 12 March 1943. The announcement, accompanied by music soundtrack, gives credit to Damien Parer for his splendid photography ...

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Melbourne Cup newsreel, 1944 - asset 3

This is an excerpt from a black-and-white newsreel with soundtrack about the running of the 1944 Melbourne Cup horse race and the recording, production and delivery of the Movietone newsreel of the event to Australian armed forces. The 9-minute newsreel is entitled 'The story of the Melbourne Cup 1944'. This excerpt shows ...

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Newsfront, 1978: Propaganda or news?

This clip shows the production team from the fictitious Cinetone newsreel company reviewing a newsreel that trumpets the electoral victory of the Liberal-Country Party coalition led by Robert Menzies. The clip uses black-and-white archival footage from a real newsreel within the fictional world of the film. Studio boss ...

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Babe, 1995: 'Make them feel inferior'

This clip shows Babe (voiced by Christine Cavanaugh), a young pig attempting to prove to top dog Rex (voiced by Hugo Weaving) that he can be a 'sheepdog'. Gently tutored by the motherly sheepdog Fly (voiced by Miriam Margolyes), Babe applies established sheep-herding practices by bullying the sheep, only to fail. With some ...

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Two Hands, 1999: 'One wrong decision'

This clip shows Jimmy (Heath Ledger) at a beach anxiously waiting to deliver an important envelope. He is tempted by the ocean and the lure of a girl, so he buries the envelope and goes for a swim. A dramatic voice-over by the narrator warns that his decision will have disastrous consequences. When Jimmy surfaces he notices ...

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The shoot

This resource is a web page that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about film format and camera choice and provides a brief overview of cinematography, including framing and composition, and camera distance, angles and movement. Film continuity, the 180-degree rule, lighting ...

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Production: the shoot

This resource is a PDF that gives advice to potential filmmakers on running the shoot. It explains decisions about production style, film format and camera choice, and provides a detailed overview of cinematography and mise en scène, including framing and composition; depth of field; and camera distance, angles and movement. ...

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Sound design

This resource is a web page that gives an overview of sound design, focusing on the different categories of sound used in filmmaking (diegetic and non-diegetic). The various types of sounds used to develop the narrative or enhance atmosphere in film are explored: sound effects, music, dialogue. Music is described in more ...

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Production: sound design

This resource is a PDF that gives an overview of sound design, focusing on the different categories of sound used in filmmaking (diegetic and non-diegetic). The various types of sounds used to develop the narrative or enhance atmosphere in film are explored: sound effects, music, dialogue. Tips for editing music are provided, ...