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Editing and Montage in International Film and Video

Theory and Technique, 1st Edition

By Luís Fernando Morales Morante


244 pages | 50 B/W Illus.

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Editing and Montage in International Film and Video presents a theoretical and practical approach to the art of editing. In this book, Luís Fernando Morales Morante explores the international history, technology, theory, practical techniques, psychology, and cognitive effects of editing across a range of media from around the world, featuring case studies from film, dramatic television, news media, music videos, commercials, and mobile-delivered formats, from the films of Sergei Eisenstein to Michael Jackson’s "Thriller" to coverage of the 2012 U.S. presidential elections. The book includes self-study exercises throughout to help readers put theory into practice.

Table of Contents


1. Editing and Montage: Definition and Scope of Practice

2. Development of Techniques and Theories

3. Spaces, Functions and Possibilities of Editing

4. Cuts, Transitions and Audiovisual Grammar

5. A Theoretical Model of Editing

6. Technological Beginnings and Evolution of Editing

7. Filming with Editing in Mind

8. Editing in Practice

9. Psychological and Perceptual Bases of Editing

10. Research on Editing and Its Effects

Bibliography and References

About the Author

Luís Fernando Morales Morante is Professor at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, Spain. He is the author of several books, and has worked as an editor for Panamericana Televisión and Frecuencia Latina, as well as for the media postproduction companyAdvanced Video Systemsin Lima, Peru.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
ART / Film & Video
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / Direction & Production