Overview

Rhythm is a key element in video edit but how does an editor develop an understanding of how to interpret rhythm in a scene and use it to tell the story?

    Using examples of films from the 1930s to the 2000s, Li San will dissect the rhythm of the edits in each film to give attendees a new perspective of the power of editing rhythm and its effect on the overall feel of the film. She will also use film theories from two renowned film editing theorists, Karen Pearlman and Maya Deren to analyse the films. Participants will also have a hands on session where they can apply some of the concepts taught.            

    Learning Outcome

    Participants will gain a deep understanding of interpreting and using rhythm in their video editing, including 

    • Rhythmic Intuition
    • Timing and pacing
    • Tension,Release and Synchronisation
    • Physical Rhythm
    • Emotional Rhythm
    • Event Rhythm

    Who should Attend?

    • Editors
    • Junior editors
    • Filmmakers
    • Directors

    Eligibility Criteria

    Participants should already have basic editing ability (iMovie is sufficient) as they will need to edit a short video during the course.

    This course is endorsed under Talent Assistance (T-Assist).
    To find out more about T-Assist Funding, please refer to Programme Support under T-Assist page


    Information as accurate as of 7 April 2020