The Elements of Editing and Music

The Elements of Editing and Music

Featuring top advice straight from those who are directly shaping the world of film today; masterclasses at ASFF 2016 allowed visitors to expand their professional networks and investigate current industry concepts. The editing and music sectors of film is a fundamental part of a cinematic project, two seminars at this year’s festival shed light on both elements of the industry.

Celia Haining has a vast wealth of editing experience, with credits that include contemporary recognised numbers such as Misfits, Peaky Blinders, Nightshift and feature films Desert Dancer and Slumdog Millionaire. The Craft of Visual Storytelling at the historic York St John, provided invaluable information to both practicing and prospective directors. Haining looked at how the edit of a film controls the story, in reference to both pre- and post-production. The experienced practitioner also reviewed the practical techniques used by industry professionals in relation to the theory of cinematic creations.

Lynden Campbell is from the renowned organisation Domino Publishing, who represent the culturally significant and generational voices of the Artic Monkeys, Hot Chip, Wild Beasts and The Kills. In her packed-out masterclass at one of our favourite venues, York St John, Campbell shared crucial insights into the use of music in films, also delving into the facts and figures for music licensing. The choice of score is a cinematic decision of paramount importance, so Campbell discussed at length the process of sourcing and selecting the right soundtrack in order to adhere to the mood and enhance the overall aesthetics of the film. The Licensing Process of Music in Films illustrated both the technique and proper method for selection, alongside its significance in the creative process.

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