Aesthetics of Editing

Schools of Public Engagement: Media Studies

Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students
Aesthetics of Editing
Fall 2022
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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 18

Add/Drop Deadline: September 12, 2022 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: December 18, 2022 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 9:14am EST 1/27/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Wednesday
Times: 8:00pm - 9:50pm
Building: 6 East 16th Street
Room: 1009
Date Range: 8/31/2022 - 12/7/2022