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Nick Swinglehurst’s presentation on film editing

August 30, 2011

This is a good presentation on the manipulation of film editing.  To watch a live version of the presentation click here.  Below is a description of what you’ll see in this video.

Ever since we started recording people on film, another bunch of people have wanted to change that recording, to reframe and reinterpret its indelible truth into something that better serves the purpose of the filmmaker.  This process is film editing. Usually it’s a force for good – making complex arguments accessible, making protracted events succinct, or simply for making a dull story more compelling.  But the reversioning of the truth which is so intrinsic to editing, can be deceptive in the wrong hands. It started as a tool for propaganda and continues to manipulate audiences today.

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