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Pioneers of editing

My timeline of the history of editing


on 30 March 2010

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Pioneers of editing Lumiere Brothers (1862-1954)
D.W. Griffiths (1875–1948) Eisenstein (1898-1948) Place of birth – USA
Recognized throughout the world as the single most important individual in the development of film as an art, David Wark Griffith was born on January 22, 1875, in Crestwood, Kentucky. Griffith began to deal with many subjects in his films that expressed his progressive social vision. In such films as The Redman’s View (1909) and Ramona (1910), he denounced the white man’s oppression of the American Indian Sergei Mikhailovich Eisenstein was born in Riga, Latvia on January 23, 1898.
He was a revolutionary Soviet Russian film director and film theorist noted in particular for his silent films Strike, Battleship Potemkin and October.
The initial editing of all films was done with a positive copy of the film negative called a film workprint (cutting copy in UK) by physically cutting and pasting together pieces of film, using a splicer and threading the film on a machine with a viewer such as a Moviola. Today, most films are edited digitally (on systems such as Avid or Final Cut Pro) and bypass the film positive workprint altogether.
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