Edgar Wright’s Style of Video Editing Explained

Edgar Wright’s Style of Video Editing Explained



made it here for the shooting you're shooting is supposed to be tomorrow gotta be kidding me yeah hey there I'm Dario and this is de Mol oh look you're go to channel 4 creating cool videos have a sin shine of the dad or hot face and how about Scott Pilgrim vs. the world all these action comedy films were made by Edgar Wright an English director producer and screenwriter visually they differ from other movies through their super dynamic editing with frequent use of jump cuts today we're gonna figure out what makes this Wantage dope and I'll provide a detailed explanation on how we made our simple video in Edgar Wright style then before we get down to business give this video a thumbs up if you're interested in the topic of Montes time on our channel make sure to subscribe so that you don't miss the upcoming videos data click all the buttons great let's go we already put a spotlight on the editing trick named jump cut in one of the previous episodes that is a sort of transition that provides an effect of jumping forward in time with the help of such cuts you can show some events happening throughout the day or even years in just a few seconds Edgar Wright just loves using job cuts in his movies see for yourself John Kasbah came Edgar Rice calling card although it's clear that he wasn't the first director who used them this way check out some shots from the movie requiem for a dream directed by Darren Aronofsky the editing style here looks somewhat similar I can only recall requiem for a dream on the spot what other movies have you seen this tricking if there are some attentive movie addicts out there let us know in the comments but let's get back to Edgar Wright what purpose is that this sort of montage serve in his movies first off it is used to create a more dynamic and rhythmic narration so that the viewer doesn't start nodding up let's imagine you need to film an exhausting journey from one place to another some directors would use long shots featuring the road itself landscapes and other city sights and here is how a trip of a character was shown in Hot Fuss Edgar Wright is the one who can show even boring morning preparations before works in an interesting way secondly jump cots help make scenes look funnier Edgar Wright shoots action comedies sale visual humor is really important to him so one here is how Scott Pilgrim is getting ready for the fight with his rival finish him and here is how the shot of the death characters are coming up was a rescue plan for Sean's mother and his girlfriend okay take these car go round mums go in grab mum go to Liz's pick her up bring her back here a cup of tea and wait for all this to blow over perfect quite often right creates a joke using nearly no words when here is the scene from the World's End where the characters get to know that their friend turned into a teetotaler sorry can we have four lows and a tackle to what I believe this a few words about the technical features of Wright's jump-cuts h-scene is british short like a second or even shorter which makes it possible to reach the maximum swiftness of the action to make jump cuts even more effective Edgar Wright applies an abrupt image approximation that is zoom on top of it all there is sound design natural sounds of some objects are combined with special effects like wishes these tricks which are hard to notice at first glance perfectly create dynamics in the frame okay then let's move on to some practice now I'm gonna tell you how to make a video like Edgar Wright does in a quick and easy way let's see first off work out a plot of a clip and make up a plan for scenes which shot our video in 4k since we'll need to zoom in our image over the editing stage with the help of the zoom tool preserving the picture quality note that just like Edgar Wright we shot most of our scenes in close-ups drawing viewers attention to a particular action upload the footage of God into movie video editor go for the split and cut the scene you select so that there is a quick action lesson for about a second or less at the end of it scene remove old and wanted parts let's bring about some dynamics with the help of zoom let's pick a clip on the timeline go for the tap pan and zoom choose the zoom in option and click add you may change the size and position of the orange frame which shows the zoom area well the arrow that's appeared on the clip to the point in the video where you want to add the zoom in let's move the lengths of the arrow to speed up or slow down the zooming effect in our case it's got to be rabid the same way let's add up the zooming effect to all the remaining clips on the timeline you can always added the zoom area of each particular clip by a right-click in the blue circle and opt in for edit keyframe all that's left is adding some sounds we've searched for them on audio blocks comm and in the free library of freesound.org there are plenty of sounds available on these websites apart from the ones we need there is an engine sound for example let's add up the sounds to our audio track and place them so that they synchronize in time was the action featured in the video that's about it our video in Edgar Wright style is officially ready shooting and editing in the style of Edgar Wright is perfectly suitable for various situations for example you can use it to make your preparation for blood shooting look amazing or to make an entertaining video about going out to a restaurant it's all about your initial idea really so go for it and try out this editing style in your videos if you were interested in today's video and want to learn more about various editing tricks check out our episode on transitions and splices don't forget to give this video a thumbs up and subscribe to the nebari vlog channel see you around

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