Episode 05: Editing
The Language of Film explained
Editing lies at the heart of film storytelling. It chooses and orders the shots that we see and assembles everything together as a whole, sets up questions, makes connections, develops visual symbolism, presents arguments and generates meaning. Through editing, the film is structured and given shape.
In this tutorial you will learn:
- The different functions of editing
- The various types of transitions used in editing, and what they say in the story
- How shots and sequences are put together like sentences and punctuation of a written text