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Editing Action: a new course on moviola.com

The art of editing action is potentially more crucial than that of editing dialogue

While editing dialogue is a vital skill in filmmaking, it can be argued that editing action is even more important. After all, what separates a movie from a radio play is its visuals. It’s the responsibility of the editor to drive the story forward with every image, often working at odds with the dialog to produce irony.

In this introduction to the concepts of editing action we focus on the six essential questions of clarity, the art of good pacing, and cause and effect.

As with all of moviola.com’s content the training is completely free. Watch the introduction below, then click this link to view the full course.


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Established in 1919, Moviola created the very first film editing machine. Changing with the times, we now offer a full service non-linear editing rental division with 24/7 workflow design and technical support, camera rentals, tape…

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