Birth Of Modern Filmmaking Through Vsevolod Pudovkin
Los Angeles -- We have examined thus far primarily the concept of editing via the hyper frenetic staccato styling of Abel Gance and the metaphorical rhythmic beats of Eisenstein. As we all know these type of movies maybe viewed as groundbreaking but they hardly make a dent on the profit margin.
Enter Vsevolod Pudovkin. Don't try pronouncing his name just refer to him as Pudovkin. This is the man, no he didn't lay the golden egg, but what he did do is develop film theories that bridged the experimental with the practical. As you will see in the next clip. No doubt his theories would later form the foundational fundamentals of the classic Hollywood film that remains in use even today, nearly a century later. Talk about durability.
“The foundation of film art is editing.”
Pudovkin’s 5 editing techniques are: contrast, parallelism, symbolism, simultaneity, and leit motif.
These are the very same techniques used today in practically every film that is a cut above the rest. It separates the men from the boys. The Amateur from the Professional. It is really waht makes editing not just assembling a sequence of shots to create continuity but rather insert, juxtapose, overlay, cut in, cut away and so on to create a virtual sense of reality on a unpredictable sea of human emotion.
Enough said here is Pudovkin's 5 editing techniques that you will need to familiarize yourself with as part of your film making arsenal. Good luck.
V.I. PUKOVIN "FILM TECHNIQUE AND FILM ACTING"
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