Montages

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Montages

Postby Toby » 31 Jan 2018, 11:34

By definition, a montage is "a single pictorial composition made by juxtaposing or superimposing many pictures or designs." In filmmaking, a montage is an editing technique in which shots are juxtaposed in an often fast-paced fashion that compresses time and conveys a lot of information in a relatively short period.




There are good and bad montages as always. Your best and worst ones please!

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Re: Montages

Postby The Modernist » 31 Jan 2018, 14:11

To really understand the power of montage, you need to view the Kuleshov experiment.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUZCPPGeJ1c
There are plenty examples of it on youtube.

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Re: Montages

Postby The Great Defector » 31 Jan 2018, 14:15

Gentlmen, c'mon. :roll:

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Re: Montages

Postby Very Stable Baron » 31 Jan 2018, 15:42

Better get back to your Eisenstein reading, Big Lad!
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Re: Montages

Postby The Great Defector » 31 Jan 2018, 16:14

Very Stable Baron wrote:Better get back to your Eisenstein reading, Big Lad!


Albert?





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Re: Montages

Postby Snarfyguy » 31 Jan 2018, 17:53

It's something I associate with documentaries on subjects for which actual film footage is in short supply, a visual stop-gap, because something has to be on the screen. So the film-maker chews up time by having the camera linger over some artfully arranged photographs or something.

I noticed this a lot in Ken Burns' jazz series and I got really tired of it after a while.

Some documentaries would be better off just being books instead of movies.
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Re: Montages

Postby The Modernist » 31 Jan 2018, 20:36

I really like the montage at the end of 'Don't Look Now'.