Los Angeles -- The key element to telling a story visually is the edit. And the editor, a good editor is the visual writer of the story as much as the director is the architect and the writer is the creator, the editor is the engineer that implements the vision of both the writer and the director in direct collaboration with the latter.
Montage was the visual editing technique used during the early days of the cinema to link captured disjointed imagery into a relatively thematic subject, idea or commentary, strategically inserted within a syncopated visual pattern that accentuated and highlighted the catharsis of the dramatic moment.
In short the technique of producing a new composite whole from fragments of pictures, text, or music.
The Odessa Step sequence was the catalyst that over the years became the best definitive example of creating visually dramatic scenes through metaphoric expository sequencing of unrelated moving images into a related whole.
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