Wednesday, 22 January 2014

The Birth of Cinema and Continuity Editing

Cinema began as a novelty - projecting dancing shadows on a screen of simple every day scenes. But through the contributions of talented artists, a new cinematic language of editing emerged.

John Hess traces the development of editing from the Lumiere Brothers through Georges Méliès, Edwin S. Porter, and D.W Griffith.



1 comment:

Kathy Smart said...

John Hess's intelligent analyses are inspiring. He sees early film editing as the origin of cinematic language, then he says if cinema is a language, editing is the syntax.