Montage

Course MD612 | Ghada Fikri


Everyone who has had in his hands a piece of film to be edited knows by experience how neutral it remains, even though a part of a planned sequence, until it is joined with another piece, when it suddenly acquires and conveys a sharper and quiet different meaning than that planned for it at the time of filming. -Sergei Eisenstein

Course Outline

The course guides students to understand and analyze different types of montage, its basic functions and purposes. It integrates historic reflections of montage development, theory of montage and introduces montage for film editing. Elements will be history and narrative styles of film, parameter of contextual design of the moving image, interpretations of contexts, forms of perception, linear film and interrelation of various films during film installations.

Wisdom of the Students

- Visible camera movements or cuts to a viewer are like being aware of your tongue. -Sarah El Ashy


TIMEPLAN

WEEK DATE CLASS MATERIAL ASSIGNMENT
Week 1 11+12/02 What's Coming? The 4 Questions & The Cutting Edge
Week 2 18+19/02 Why Cut? 5 cuts in Rear Window
Week 3 25+26/02 Dimensions of Film Editing Assignment 01: Deadline 11 March : Symmetry | Windows | Calligraphy
Week 4 04+05/03 Dimensions of Film Editing Assignment 01: Deadline 11 March : Symmetry | Windows | Calligraphy
Week 5 11+12/03 Boycott -
Week 6 18+19/03 Why Carry On? -
Week 7 25+26/03 Assignment 01 Feedback + In Class Editing Chevrolet Ad. 100 words on topic
Week 8 01+02/04 Assignment 02 Brainstorming Pool of footage deadline
Week 9 15+16/04 Soviet Montage Assignment 02 deadline
Week 10 22+23/04 Direct Cinema & Editing Structures - Quiz on Tuesday 28/2 at 10:30

- Report on F for Fake (1974) - Written Final concept - Written Editing concept

Week 11 29+30/04 Last Class
Week 12 06+07/05 Consultations
Week 13 13+14/05 Consultations
Week 14 20+21/05 Consultations
Week 15 27+28/05 Final Submission and screening