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Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 11:34
by Toby
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!

Re: Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 14:11
by The Modernist
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.

Re: Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 14:15
by Dr Markus
Gentlmen, c'mon. :roll:


Re: Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 15:42
by LeBaron
Better get back to your Eisenstein reading, Big Lad!

Re: Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 16:14
by Dr Markus
Very Stable Baron wrote:Better get back to your Eisenstein reading, Big Lad!


Albert?





;)

Re: Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 17:53
by Snarfyguy
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.

Re: Montages

Posted: 31 Jan 2018, 20:36
by The Modernist
I really like the montage at the end of 'Don't Look Now'.