Students acquire skills to work as digital-are editors who can realize the director’s intent, and more.
Editing brings filmed images to life by giving shape to dailies shot according to the storyboard, as well as images that appear on frame by accident. Even as we transition from film to digital media, the essentials of editing remain the same: in-depth analysis of the material, effective communication within the production team, identifying the subject of the work, and discovering whether or not specific elements connect. Mastering these skills requires knowledge of film as well as the world at large. Technique can be developed only once the editor viscerally grasps the ideas that need to be expressed.
We live in an age when anyone can edit a film using digital tools, which makes the editor’s position increasingly complicated. Can an editor possibly work with more precision than the director? This course teaches fundamental techniques starting with reel film editing and cultivates editors who can work effectively in the ever-changing film industry environment.
Takefumi Tsutsui, Professor
Tsutsumi began making films while attending Tokyo Zokei University. He made his feature-length film directorial debut in 1987 with the silent movie Yumeko no daibouken. In addition to his work as a film editor and director, he has written countless film reviews. Tsutsui’s major films include Overdrive in 2004, Bahha no shozo (Bach’s Portrait) in 2010, and Kodokuna wakusei (Lonely Planet) in 2011. Recently he completed Fancy Free and Eizo no hakken=Matsumoto Toshio no jidai.