Wednesday, 17 November 2010


Classic film makers such as Alfred Hitchcock, David Lean, Sergi Eisenstein, Jean-Luc Godard all have stated that the creative process for story telling begins in the edit room. Many of these legendry filmmakers began their illustrious careers as editors. The Art of Editing is more then technical knowledge, it is the mastery of story telling and the appreciation for spatial temporal awareness. It is the ability to fuse and contrast a visual language and an auditory experience. It is the skill to engage and excite an audience. The Art of Editing is the source for communicating the vision of the film maker to an audience.

Film language is the most extraordinary catalyst for man in the modern world. It is the means by which we shape and understand our world but so few know or understand it’s influence and entwined connections with the creation of moving image and sound. We explore film language and the spoken language as a means to unravel the complex tapestry of the Art of Editing. We aim to show the rich cultural and intellectual significance of language, narrative and how to construct these elements to making engaging and purposeful moving image work.

Student Work

The video above was made by Vanessa Franklin whilst on the course and is still work in progress, as we receive more updates from students we will post them here.

Student Work

The video above was made by Stacey Hatfield,  it was a project she began at the start of the course and finished it after 10 weeks.