Continuity Editing in Documentary Film

Sandi Prasetyaningsih, Gretchen Coombs

Abstract

This study focuses on continuity in documentary film editing. As a part of film’s pipeline production, editing takes an important role in terms of delivering the story, especially for documentary which comprises many unpredictable events during the production. This study uses one of the qualitative research methodologies namely practice- based research. That methodology will be followed by case study method in order to provide actual case study from the industry. Moreover, Whiteley and Gurrumul that won the best editing in 2017 and 2018 are used as case study in this research. Insight and techniques that are implemented in those films are taken and then it is applied to the project. Three continuity techniques; 180º, over the shoulder, and action match are implemented in the film editing, and it comes up with a reflective process in order to know what type of continuity that can run well and what is not. As the result, the documentary film runs into two minutes long while it is not as original plan since the project has not adequate material to implement the aforementioned continuity techniques.

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Prasetyaningsih S. and Coombs G. (2020). Continuity Editing in Documentary Film. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Engineering - Volume 1: ICAE, ISBN 978-989-758-520-3, pages 27-33. DOI: 10.5220/0010351200270033


in Bibtex Style

@conference{icae20,
author={Sandi Prasetyaningsih and Gretchen Coombs},
title={Continuity Editing in Documentary Film},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Engineering - Volume 1: ICAE,},
year={2020},
pages={27-33},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0010351200270033},
isbn={978-989-758-520-3},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Applied Engineering - Volume 1: ICAE,
TI - Continuity Editing in Documentary Film
SN - 978-989-758-520-3
AU - Prasetyaningsih S.
AU - Coombs G.
PY - 2020
SP - 27
EP - 33
DO - 10.5220/0010351200270033