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What is a Dialectical Montage in Film

What is a Dialectical Montage in Film?

What is a Dialectical Montage in Film? The term “montage” is used in filmmaking to represent several different meanings. The French used the term to describe “assembly” or “editing” of film whereas in modern filmmaking the term is used to describe the juxtaposition of two or more shots to create […]

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Why is Automated Dialogue Replacement Used

Why is Automated Dialogue Replacement Used?

Why is Automated Dialogue Replacement Used? If you’ve ever heard the term Automated Dialogue Replacement (ADR), you likely know that it’s a process of re-recording dialogue either from an original actor, or from a replacement actor, that takes place during post-production after the shoot.  ADR is actually used rather frequently […]

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What is a Pre-Code Film

What is a Pre-Code Film?

What is a Pre-Code Film? During the 1920s and into the 1930s Hollywood was largely uncensored which meant many pre-code films were produced during that time. The pre-code films would largely form the basis for filmmaking of that era, except where local regulations placed emphasis on the restriction of pre-code […]

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Who Invented Montage Technique in Film

Who Invented Montage Technique in Film?

Who Invented Montage Technique in Film? If you’ve ever watched Rocky, specifically as Stallone begins training hard for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to become a world-renowned boxer, then you know the power of a montage in film! While the training sequences shown, particularly in Rocky IV as Stallone prepares to take […]

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What are the Three Main Aspects of Editing Film Juxtaposition

What are the Three Main Aspects of Editing Film Juxtaposition?

What are the Three Main Aspects of Editing Film Juxtaposition? Juxtaposition represents the comparison of two or more elements in proximity to one another. Juxtaposing films and movies makes most sense when you envision film for the creative, visual medium that it is. If you think about the fact that […]

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