In cinema, it is not only the film that is made that counts, the criticism and the opinion that comes out of the film itself. The circle of organization and preparation behind a good film also counts. From this point of view , the editing of a film is a fundamental component . Without editing there would be no film either.

A question as clear as it is emblematic. A law that has been valid since cinema as a whole became established in the early 1900s.

The secrets of good editing

Technically speaking, in order to have a good film editing, you need to have at your disposal, as well as the right men, also the most right and appropriate equipment.

Over the years we have gone from the so-called mechanical assembly to the electronic and digital one, which make the practice much simpler from this point of view. Many contemporary directors and set designers are based on it.

It becomes much easier in this way to be able to assemble a scene sequence without necessarily having to review the entire original film roll and alter it in its entirety. A saving of time and money, very convenient from all points of view and which accelerates the creative process in an impressive way. 

A real art and the language of the director par excellence through which to produce the cinematographic representation in practice. Also from this act it is easier to understand the personality of a director in his work and in his methods of application. 

Through the editing of a film, the viewer can look at the scenes with a different eye than he would look at the same act, but in everyday life. Direction therefore implies a doubled visual effect, in fact, in the spectator himself. Perception, in fact, changes.

The post-production of a film allows the various shots produced to be arranged one after the other, giving them a certain narrative order through editing. The success of a shot, from this point of view, depends on the shot and the way in which it is expressed.

The greater the detachment during shooting, the greater the chances of having a more distorted shot than usual which, therefore, will require more post-production work. Crossfading acts as a great antidote to smoothing out this type of inconvenience.

To make a montage worthy of great cinematographic sets, you need to know what elements to use and how to use them . Have a certain overview of the takes shot with the help, if possible, of several cameras at the same time, giving an eye, however, to the most right angle for a scene.

Slow motion is the right tool to best synchronize audio with video. The sequences, in this way, have a more marked linearity, aligned. Digital editing , on the other hand, can use specific software capable of storing all the footage on the hard disk, while eliminating the tapes and films to be kept. Colors and special effects can be inserted in a more pervasive and incisive way.

Finally, the substantial difference between alternating and parallel mounting should be highlighted . The first aims to overturn the viewer’s visual perception, inserting an alternation of shots shot in 2 different places, but at the same instant. In the second case, 2 scene contexts occur in a non-simultaneous way, to underline their similarities and review them in a practically contemporary way.