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Murch's Law: The Art of Not Noticing the Cut

by SaintAmour Brennan
Murch's Law: The Art of Not Noticing the Cut by SaintAmour Brennan
Walter Murch once said – “Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does”. The editing in film often goes unnoticed. However, if one does not notice the editing, then it could be said it is doing its job. The editor works on the subconscious of the viewer, and controls “the story, the music, the rhythm, the pace, shapes the actors’ performances, ‘re-directing’ and often re-writing the film during the editing process, honing the infinite possibilities of the juxtaposition of small snippets of film into a… Read more

Walter Murch once said – “Film editing is now something almost everyone can do at a simple level and enjoy it, but to take it to a higher level requires the same dedication and persistence that any art form does”.

The editing in film often goes unnoticed. However, if one does not notice the editing, then it could be said it is doing its job. The editor works on the subconscious of the viewer, and controls “the story, the music, the rhythm, the pace, shapes the actors’ performances, ‘re-directing’ and often re-writing the film during the editing process, honing the infinite possibilities of the juxtaposition of small snippets of film into a creative, coherent, cohesive whole.”
This is a Collection of wonderfully edited films.

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