Aesthetics of Editing

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students

Aesthetics of Editing

Fall 2020

Taught By: Rafael Parra

Section: A

CRN: 1727

Credits: 3

The aesthetics of editing -the choice of images, their timing and sequence- is at the center of film and video production. This course will focus on the analysis of structure and styles of editing of both fiction and non-fiction work. Major topics include rhythm, continuity editing, mise-en-scene, montage, cinematic time and space, among others. We will discuss the creative relationship between editor and director: how they interact to find the pace and structure of the film. Lectures and screenings of excerpts from selected films will be used to explore the strategies and techniques used by editors to create connections between images. Students will be encouraged to apply the editing concepts learned in class in their own projects. Readings will include Karl Reisz, Serguei Eisenstein, V.I. Pudovkin, Andre Bazin, Roy Thompson, Alert Jurgenson, Gabriella Oldham, Joseph Robertson, Walter Murch, among others.

Media Studies courses are open to all graduate students. Undergraduate Juniors and Seniors with permission from the instructor and BA/MA Media studies students should email mediastudiesadvising@newschool.edu for access.

College: Schools of Public Engagement (NS)

Department: Media Studies (NMDS)

Campus: Online (DL)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 22

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 5:45am 2/25/2021 EST

Meeting Info::

Days: Wednesday

Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020