Editing Theory: How to Manipulate The Passage of Time


first_imgThis simple technique, based on editing theory, will help you hack your audience’s minds and manipulate the flow of time.Since the early days of film, editing and production techniques have found ways to trick the mind. From forced perspective and rear projection production techniques to modern day green screen and CGI — it’s all visual trickery.However, for those interested in filmmaking theory, editing offers a very fascinating look into how people process visual information. It also shows how editing can exploit the human brain to benefit narrative storytelling and simple video editing tricks. In a way, it’s a study in how information lies and forces viewers to accept false information as undeniably true.Let’s look at a basic example of how editing can manipulate how time passes in your films and videos — and how you can use it to suspend your audience’s disbelief and create better options in your edits.Video in Real TimeVideo Playerhttps://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Time-Clip-1.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Time-Clip-1.mp4?_=100:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.First things first: let’s jump into the video in real time. As you can see in the clip above, we have a recording of an action taking place in real time. No tricks or techniques about it.However, it is twenty seconds, which is pretty long for a single shot. As a viewer and a collective audience, we can process information pretty quickly in terms of what we’re seeing on screen. We know within a few seconds what’s happening here and how it’s most likely going to end, so it’s easy to get bored. So, what if we want to speed things up?Speeding Up the Passage of TimeVideo Playerhttps://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Time-Clip-2.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Time-Clip-2.mp4?_=200:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Here’s how you can speed things up. In the clip above, we see the same shot at the beginning, but we use a cutaway of the glassblower’s face before returning back to the end of the first action. You’ll notice that during the cutaway, we cut a good portion of the action, and now the entire sequence is only about ten seconds long.According to editing theory, the viewer recognizes the action beginning, follows the cutaway for more information, then picks the action back up as completed in real time, even though several seconds of the action are missing. Using this technique, you can also make sequences longer, too.Slowing Down the Passage of TimeVideo Playerhttps://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Time-Clip-3.mp4Media error: Format(s) not supported or source(s) not foundmejs.download-file: https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/Time-Clip-3.mp4?_=300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.Conversely, you can use the same technique for a reverse effect. As you can see in the clip above, we see the same action as before, recognize a cutaway for more information, and we return to complete the action we cut away from.However, in this version, we didn’t remove any of the action (and even slightly backed it up) during the cutaway, which creates time for the action that didn’t exist. Presto: mind hack. We as an audience, still follow that it’s the same clip though because that’s what we’re led to believe.If you’re interested in more editing tips, tricks and theories, check out some of these articles below.4 Iconic Editing TechniquesCutting on the Blink: Editing Tips From Walter MurchProfessional Video Editing Tips and TechniquesWhy You Should Master the Under-Appreciated Art of a Good Pre-EditVideo Editing Archiveslast_img read more

Five of a family saved from mob in Nashik


first_imgHours after five persons were bludgeoned to death in Dhule district by a mob that suspected them to be child-lifters, a family of five narrowly escaped a similar fate in Nashik district late on Sunday night.The police said a huge mob, fed on social media rumours about a child lifting gang, came looking for the victims in the Azad Nagar locality of Malegaon. The victims Gajanan Sahebrao Gire, his wife Sindhubai, their two-year-old child, Sindhubai’s sister Anusaya and another relative Yogesh — all hailing from Parbhani district — were apparently asking for money along Malegaon’s Ali Akbar Road area to pay for their return back home.“Around 11 p.m. , we got a call about some persons being assaulted by a mob on suspicion of being child lifters. The police rushed to the scene and managed to pacify the restive mob,” said Harssh Poddar, IGP, Nashik Range. However, when the police attempted to take some of them into custody, the crowd turned violent. The mob, which had swelled by then, began hurling stones on the security personnel. “One police vehicle was overturned and the windscreens of some vans were smashed. A reserve team was rushed to the spot and only then did we manage to quell the violence,” said Sub-Inspector Milind Navgire.He said the police took the family, which had taken shelter in a building along Ali Akbar road, safely to a nearby police station.Another official from the Malegaon police station said a case under sections 143, 147, 149 and 323 of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) had been lodged against unidentified persons at the Azad Nagar police station. No arrests had yet been made.last_img read more