Writing for the Cut

At the heart of this book is one key revelation from the cutting room: juxtaposition is the motor of film storytelling. When you collide images together they spark fresh ideas in the mind of the viewer.

Author: Greg Loftin


ISBN: 161593300X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 190

View: 690


"Editing is what makes a filmed script a movie. The author sets out on a quest to discover what screenwriters could learn from film editors about storytelling by consulting numerous top film editors. At the heart of this book is one key revelation from the cutting room: juxtaposition is the motor of film storytelling. When you collide images together they spark fresh ideas in the mind of the viewer. And when you do that, viewers become active partners in the storytelling - they discover the story for themselves. Writing For the Cut gives you dynamic tools to write the way editors cut films. In later chapters Writing for the Cut shows how we can bring our stories closer to the screen by writing not only with text, but also with images and sounds. At the end of the book the screenwriter is taken all the way into the edit suite to learn the secrets of the sizzle reel"--

CUT UP An Anthology Inspired by the Cut Up Method of William S Burroughs Brion Gysin

to push on with the revolution, and again, writers like Carl Weissner, Claude Pélieu, and Mary Beach are, belatedly, beginning to gain some wider recognition for their contribution to the field of avant-garde literature. The cut-ups ...

Author: A.D. Hitchin

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781291745924

Category: Fiction

Page: 396

View: 325


In Paris in the late Fifties the Beat Generation writer William Burroughs and his sidekick Brion Gysin developed the cut-up method. It involved taking a piece of finished text and cutting it into pieces - then rearranging those pieces to create a new text or work of art. Burroughs wrote that: "When you cut into the present the future leaks out." The cut-up had a profound effect on music, writing, painting, and film. Devotees of the cut-up include David Bowie, Radiohead, and Kathy Acker. In addition to bringing together new work by new people, CUT UP! also salutes some better known 20th Century voices who kept the spirit of Burroughs and Gysin alive. Contributors include Kenji Siratori, Claude Pelieu, Nina Antonia, Billy Chainsaw, Cabell McLean, Mary Beach, Marc Olmsted, Allen Ginsberg, Spencer Kansa, Michael Butterworth, Robert Rosen, Nathan Penlington, Sinclair Beiles, Gary J. Shipley, D M Mitchell, and Edward S. Robinson.

Writing for Hire

The ostensible reason for the pay cut was the crisis facing the banks, and the studio executives claimed that they simply ... And, of course, the craft workers who had a union contract were not subject to the pay cut, which made writers ...

Author: Catherine L. Fisk

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674973206

Category: Law

Page: 296

View: 855


Professional writers may earn a tidy living for their work, but they seldom own their writing. Catherine Fisk traces the history of labor relations that defined authorship in film, TV, and advertising in the mid-twentieth century, showing why strikingly different norms of attribution emerged in these overlapping industries.

Writing for Visual Media

Although all scripts begin with FADE IN FROM BLACK and often designate a DISSOLVE or a MIX in place of a CUT, it would be inappropriate for a writer to try to pin down the director or editor at every transition between scenes.

Author: Anthony Friedmann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136028021

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

View: 140


Writing for Visual Media looks at the fundamental problems a writer faces in learning to create content for media that is to be seen rather than read. It takes you from basic concepts to practice through a seven-step method that helps you identify a communications problem, think it through, and find a resolution before beginning to write. Through successive exercises, Writing for Visual Media helps you acquire the basic skills and confidence you need to write effective films, corporate and training videos, documentaries, web sites, PSAs, TV shows, nonlinear media, and other types of visual narratives. You'll explore your visual imagination and try out your powers of invention. The companion web site enriches the content of the printed book with video, audio, and sample scripts. It includes scripts and the video produced from them; visual demonstrations of concepts; and an interactive, illustrated glossary of terms and concepts. Please visit www.focalpress.com/cw/friedmann-9780240812359 click on the Interactive Content tab, and follow the registration instructions.

Art of the Cut

There're probably several bad cuts in my scenes that I think were absolutely integral for preserving what the story was. ... but on Whiskey Tango Foxtrot you were both co-writer and co-editor (not to mention co-director).

Author: Steve Hullfish

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315297125

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 635


Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows. Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration. Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more. Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high-level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind-the-scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.

Handbook of Magneto Optical Data Recording

Power cutting is a technique used by many write strategies to provide rapid cooling of the media when appropriate. ... Reducing the medium temperature just prior to writing a symbol allows the steepest thermal gradients at the leading ...

Author: Terry W. McDaniel

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780815517597

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 967

View: 187


This handbook brings together in a single volume expert contributions on the many aspects of MO data recording, including the materials in use, techniques for achieving recording function, and storage device subsystems. As a multiple author treatment, it brings perspective from many viewpoints and institutions. The insights delivered should be valuable to a wide audience from students to practitioners in all areas of information storage.

Word Cultures

3 The Negative Poetics of the Cut - Up Method In 1959 Burroughs was introduced to what would become the central device in his writing in the 1960s — the cut - up method as discovered by his friend Brion Gysin , poet and painter .

Author: Robin Lydenberg

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252014138

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 205

View: 127


In this pioneering study, Robin Lydenberg focuses upon the stylistic accomplishments of this controversial and experimental writer. In doing so, she skillfully demonstrates that the ideas we now recognize as characteristic of post-structuralism and deconstruction were being developed independently by Burroughs long ago.

An Eclectic Bestiary

and the third sentence were obviously submitted to cuts; that the first sentence was cut up as well is strongly suggested by the serial ... But given the cuts of the portrait text, the writer's study is an equally suggestive solution.

Author: Birgit Spengler

Publisher: transcript Verlag

ISBN: 9783839445662

Category: Nature

Page: 340

View: 902


The essays, poetry, and visual art collected here consider the more-than-human cultures of our multispecies world. At a time when humanity's impact has put our planet's ecosystems into great jeopardy, the book explores literary, sonic, and visual imaginaries that feature encounters between and across a variety of living creatures: beetles and bisons, people and pigeons, trees and spiderwebs, vegetables and violets, orchards and octopi, vampires and tricksters. Offering a wide range of critical and creative contributions to Human Animal Studies, Critical Plant Studies and the Nonhuman Turn, the volume seeks to foster new ways of imagining a more »response-able« coexistence on our shared Earth.

Writing for the Green Light

From there we«ll go into how these companies decide which scripts¦or, rather, which writers¦make the cut, as well as what steps you«ll need to take to get yourself positioned at the top of a development executive«s list of writing ...

Author: Scott Kirkpatrick

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317704195

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 214


Tailor your screenplay to sell. Find out what Hollywood script readers, producers, and studio executives want in a screenplay (and why) from someone who’s been there. Discover what it takes to begin a lasting career as a screenwriter. Peppered with interviews from established professionals, Writing for the Green Light: How to Make Your Script the One Hollywood Notices gives you a sharp competitive edge by showcasing dozens of everyday events that go on at the studios but are rarely if ever discussed in most screenwriting books. With his behind-the-scenes perspective, Scott Kirkpatrick shows you why the system works the way it does and how you can use its unwritten rules to your advantage. He answers such questions as: Who actually reads your script? How do you pique the interest of studios and decision makers? What do agents, producers, and production companies need in a script? How much is a script worth? What are the best genres for new writers and why? What are real steps you can take to ‘break in’ to television writing? How do you best present or pitch a project without looking desparate? How do you negotiate a contract without an agent? How do you exude confidence and seal your first deal? These and other insights are sure to give you and your screenplay a leg-up for success in this competitive landscape!

Writing for Video Games

As a writer it can be very frustrating to learn that the game has a system which allows the player to skip cut-scenes and even interactive dialogue.Why has the development company gone to the expense of hiring a writer if many of the ...

Author: Steve Ince

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408141687

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 192

View: 641


Video games is a lucrative new market for scriptwriters but writing for video games is complex and very different to traditional media (tv or film). This practical guide shows how you can adapt your writing skills to this exciting medium. Written by an award-winning games writer, the book gives you a realistic picture of how games companies work, how the writer fits into the development process, and the skills required: from storytelling, to developing interactive narrative, characters and viewpoints, dialogue comedy and professional practice. Illustrated with examples from games and quotes from developers, writers and agents, this is a cutting edge professional writing guide at a very accessible price.

Shakespeare Cut

As a script in which knife and pen figure prominently, The Merchant of Venice offers a suggestive example of early modern writing technology and the kinds of cuts that pen and ink facilitate in manuscripts. Knife and pen are physically ...

Author: Bruce R. Smith

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191081859

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

View: 977


In distracted times like the present, Shakespeare too has been driven to distraction. Shakespeare | Cut considers contemporary practices of cutting up Shakespeare in stage productions, videogames, book sculptures, and YouTube postings, but it also takes the long view of how Shakespeare's texts have been cut apart in creative ways beginning in Shakespeare's own time. The book's five chapters consider cuts, cutting, and cutwork from a variety of angles: (1) as bodily experiences, (2) as essential parts of the process whereby Shakespeare and his contemporaries crafted scripts, (3) as units in perception, (4) as technologies situated at the interface between 'figure' and 'life,' and (5) as a fetish in western culture since 1900. Printed here for the first time are examples of the cut-ups that William S. Burroughs and Brion Guysin carried out with Shakespeare texts in the 1950s. Bruce R. Smith's original analysis is accompanied by twenty-four illustrations, which suggest the multiple media in which cutwork with Shakespeare has been carried out.

Official Gazette of the United States Patent Office

means for carrying the cut - off letter - strips over and through the holder to temporarily keep the same , a carrying device , a pusher for switches , an electric type - writing mechanism , and circuits from said transferring the ...

Author: United States. Patent Office


ISBN: WISC:89048454680

Category: Patents


View: 704


Complications of Urologic Surgery E Book

A nice trick is to use the writing on the Acucise port to guide the direction of the cut – if a lateral cut is desired, the writing should also be lateral. Finally, in our experience, we find that the cut is less effective if there is a ...

Author: Samir S. Taneja

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780323392488

Category: Medical

Page: 768

View: 708


From the simple to the complex, Complications of Urologic Surgery, 5th Edition, by Drs. Samir S. Taneja and Ojas Shah, offers concise, to-the-point information on prevention and management strategies that help you provide the best patient care. Covering both office-based complications as well as common and uncommon surgical complications arising from open and minimally invasive urologic surgery, this updated, full-color volume is an invaluable resource for exam study or for convenient reference in everyday practice. Contains 14 new chapters including Management of Urine Leak, Urologic Surgery in the Pregnant Female, Complications of Gender Assignment Surgery, Urologic Surgery in the Previously Radiated Field, Complications of Robotic Pelvic Floor Reconstruction, and Complications of Robotic Cystectomy. Keeps you up to date with current preoperative management concerns including complications with effusion, hydrothorax, hemothorax, diaphragm injury, pneumonia, and air embolus. Features more than 180 superb new illustrations, graphs, and tables for easier understanding of complex concepts. Reviews new anticoagulant drugs and their risks and benefits. Provides thoroughly updated content on oncology, endourology, and pediatric surgeries – all areas experiencing tremendous changes since the previous edition.

The Essential Tin Whistle Toolbox

In my experience, at the time of this writing, all who have written about Irish whistle ornamentation have defined the cut as a kind of grace note. Some don't even call it a cut, but just call it a grace or grace note.


Publisher: Mel Bay Publications

ISBN: 9781610657280

Category: Music

Page: 192

View: 574


All the tools the beginner, novice, and intermediate tin whistle player needs in order to progress to a high level of competence in Irish music. Includes an Orientation to Traditional Irish Music, which puts the music in context, with information on scales and modes, dance tune types, the historical roots of whistle playing, and advice for learning by ear. the book is full of thorough instruction, exercises, and musical examples: from holding, fingering, breathing, and blowing, on up to advanced ornamentation, phrasing, and variations. Features a simple and penetrating new approach to understanding and notating ornamentation that goes beyond any previous method. Also includes history and theory of traditional Irish tin whistle music. for those who don't read music, almost all the exercises and examples appear on the companion CD.

Herrick Timber Contract Malheur National Forest Oregon

least 520,000,000 feet , board measure , shall be cut prior to June 1 , 1943 ; Provided , That , whenever the district ... cutting may begin on other areas , unless such cutting is authorized in writing with the requirement that cutting ...

Author: United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Public Lands and Surveys


ISBN: UOM:39015067213408

Category: Forests and forestry

Page: 894

View: 481


Collage in Twentieth Century Art Literature and Culture

long-term effect on his career as an experimental writer, informing his views on drug economics, policing, and crime, ... He revelled in his belief that the cut-up technique 'place[d] at the disposal of writers the collage used in ...

Author: Rona Cran

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317164289

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 258

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Emphasizing the diversity of twentieth-century collage practices, Rona Cran's book explores the role that it played in the work of Joseph Cornell, William Burroughs, Frank O'Hara, and Bob Dylan. For all four, collage was an important creative catalyst, employed cathartically, aggressively, and experimentally. Collage's catalytic effect, Cran argues, enabled each to overcome a potentially destabilizing crisis in representation. Cornell, convinced that he was an artist and yet hampered by his inability to draw or paint, used collage to gain access to the art world and to show what he was capable of given the right medium. Burroughs' formal problems with linear composition were turned to his advantage by collage, which enabled him to move beyond narrative and chronological requirement. O'Hara used collage to navigate an effective path between plastic art and literature, and to choose the facets of each which best suited his compositional style. Bob Dylan's self-conscious application of collage techniques elevated his brand of rock-and-roll to a level of heightened aestheticism. Throughout her book, Cran shows that to delineate collage stringently as one thing or another is to severely limit our understanding of the work of the artists and writers who came to use it in non-traditional ways.

Equity and Excellence in Education

Here again, a bookmark procedure was followed as the experts defined the cut-off point between products that did and did not indicate a great risk of ending up as low literates by the age of 18. Both for reading and writing, two cut-off ...

Author: Kris Van den Branden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136835605

Category: Education

Page: 298

View: 531


Throughout the world, equity and excellence in education is a major issue of concern. International comparative studies such as those carried out by OECD (PISA) have launched a worldwide debate on the effectiveness of educational systems (macro level), schools (meso level) and teachers (micro level) in terms of enhancing equity and excellence. Inspired by the OECD research and spurred by national policy-making, quantitative and qualitative research studies have recently been conducted in different parts of the globe aiming to provide deeper insight into the crucial variables that have an impact on equity, excellence or both. Among the variables that have been identified as crucial in this respect are the pupils' gender and their socio-economic and linguistic background, teachers' expectations, cognitions and pedagogical approach in the classroom, parental support, financial aspects, educational policies (e.g. priority policies, multilingual policies, early start policies), and variables related to the structure of the educational structure and system (e.g. compulsory school age, comprehensive systems, support structures, system variables enhancing spread of learners). This volume aims to compile a rich collection of research-based contributions, providing a state-of-the-art resource on what we know about this topic today.

Write All About It

Cut out a variety of pictures from magazines and newspapers. Give one to each student. Direct them to glue the picture to the top of a sheet of writing paper. Have them write a story that tells what is happening in the picture, ...

Author: Mary Ellen Sterling

Publisher: Teacher Created Resources

ISBN: 9781557345011

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 80

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Writing the Structures of the Subject

... commands the whole function of significance” not just because it is impossible to say or write anything whatsoever and still produce an effective ... The choice is between two cuts that modify structure and a non-cut that does not.

Author: Will Greenshields

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319475332

Category: Psychology

Page: 290

View: 887


This book examines and explores Jacques Lacan’s controversial topologisation of psychoanalysis, and seeks to persuade the reader that this enterprise was necessary and important. In providing both an introduction to a fundamental component of Lacan’s theories, as well as readings of texts that have been largely ignored, it provides a thorough critical interpretation of his work. Will Greenshields argues that Lacan achieved his most pedagogically clear and successful presentations of his most essential and notoriously complex concepts – such as structure, the subject and the real – through the deployment of topology. The book will help readers to better understand Lacan, and also those concepts that have become prevalent in various intellectual discourses such as contemporary continental philosophy, politics and the study of ideology, and literary or cultural criticism.

The Life Writing of Otherness

Suggesting a likely reason for the cut, Ellen Bayuk Rosenman observes, That a writer of Hall's stature should be so vulnerable was shocking, for she was one of only two writers to receive both the Prix Femina and the James Tait Black ...

Author: Lauren Rusk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136537431

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

View: 274


Focusing on innovative works by Woolf, Baldwin, Kingston and Winterson, the author analyzes how they each represent the self as unique, collectively "other," and inclusively human, and how these conflicting aspects of selfhood interact.