Timeline: Tips for Editing Montages

by Bill Davis Videomaker Mag February, 2005 MontageIf you've been around video long, you're probably familiar with the term "montage" (mà ¤n-'tà ¤zh). It's a French term that comes from the world of cinema. Webster defines a montage as: 1: the production of a rapid succession of images in a motion picture to illustrate an association of ideas. Or 2: a composite picture made by combining several separate pictures. It's a communication form that's used all the time in video and film production. For example, many movie title sequences consist of some form of montage. A montage gets its power from presenting a collection of diverse images to the audience all at once, so that the overall impression is much richer than simply showing a single image or element. read more...

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