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To The Aotg.com Community,

It is with a heavy heart that we announce we will no longer be updating Aotg.com. Back in 2007, when we started, there was a lack of access to information about film, television, and commercial editing. We wanted to fix that by creating a central location for content about editing to be stored.

Since then, we've watched the amount of content about editing on the internet grow exponentially. We've also watched social media tools come and go with that growth. Does anyone remember Google Wave!? These social media tools changed how people access and search for media and information. People tend to turn to Facebook, Youtube, Twitter, and Instagram for their news and information, and those are all great tools to promote your sites, but as a site that aggregates links to other sites for users, it just doesn't work for us.

We will keep the site live but archive the ability to add links and comments. We will keep our database live with the links for those who desire to use it to search for editing information and research.

Our podcast, The Cutting Room, will move over to the Filmmakeru.com website and will continue to be a place for interviews with editors and other film professionals.

Everyone who worked for Aotg.com loved what we created and are proud that we could help so many editors find content that spoke to them.

I look forward to seeing everyone at the various post events worldwide in the coming years!

Yours truly,
Gordon Burkell
Aotg.com Founder

Soviet Montage Theory: Exploring the 5 Types of Mo

January 13, 2021, 05:33 PM

https://www.premiumbeat.com/blog/soviet-montage-th...

In the vast history of film and video, there’s perhaps no cinematic or editing technique more recognizable or powerful than the montage. Movie-lovers like us see it in cheesy hits from the 1980s and 1990s like Bloodsport and Dirty Dancing. We see it in critically acclaimed art films like The Godfather and Citizen Kane. We even see its classical roots in Battleship Potemkin (1925) and recreated and homaged in The Untouchables (1987).

The Kuleshov Effect

March 2, 2018, 05:25 AM

https://www.aotg.com/the-kuleshov-effect/

There's something cathartic about drilling all the way down to the fundamentals. Not just the basic techniques, but the actual fundamentals, the bedrock of how something even functions in the first place, the reason why a series of edits can be used to tell a story rather than simply turning into abstract mush. It's also surprisingly challenging, like explaining what hands are.

Video Essay: Informed Images

January 18, 2018, 07:20 AM

https://www.aotg.com/video-essay-informed-images/

VIDEO ESSAY: #InformedImages: “Rebecca,” “The Passionate Friends,” “Rear Window” and “Phantom Thread”

INHERENT VICE Video Essay

September 12, 2017, 11:51 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g-s1uo5DyYw

Editor Ryan Charles takes a look at what makes P.T. Anderson's INHERENT VICE so inherently confusing.

#video#film#movie#critique#essay#inherent vice#pt anderson
Semiotics: What We Don't See In Movies

December 2, 2016, 06:02 AM

https://www.aotg.com/semiotics-what-we-dont-see-in-movies/

In this video I look at the way Semiotic theory is used in films to tell story as well as elaborating on characters and themes.

NMPA Virtual Reality 360º Conference Part One

October 18, 2016, 08:55 AM

https://youtu.be/xbi1sNa5tUw

FEATURING ERIC HANSON, CEO OF xREZ STUDIOS, and DAVID BEINING of UNM ARTS LAB Virtual reality has become a vital new medium for storytelling, social outreach, global awareness, advertising, medicine and training. It’s interesting to see how this technology is being used, especially its applications for video professionals. That’s why the New Mexico Post Alliance presented Virtual Reality 360º, Saturday, October 1st, 2016 at the UNM ARTS Lab, Albuquerque, New Mexico VR 360º offered networki...

#new mexico post alliance#vr#virtual reality#vr 360#eric hanson#unm arts lab#jaunt vr#ozo camera
Short Film!!

September 14, 2016, 11:20 AM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_ffu83fwjEo

My new short film on youtube! Please subscribe, like, and comment for more!

#film#new#short film#classic
Editing: The Kuleshov Effect Put to the Test

June 6, 2016, 05:44 AM

https://www.aotg.com/editing-the-kuleshov-effect-put-to-the-test/

The Kuleshov Effect is a film editing (montage) effect demonstrated by Russian/Soviet filmmaker Lev Kuleshov in the 1910s and 1920s. It is a mental phenomenon by which the audience derives more meaning from the interaction of two sequential shots than from a single shot in isolation.

Frames Within Frames: How Paintings Matter in Movi

May 25, 2016, 05:01 AM

https://www.aotg.com/frames-within-frames-how-paintings-matter-in-movi/

Paintings are rarely included in a movie without having a purpose. Sometimes they point out the social status of a family or the historic period of the story. Sometimes they provide a kind of commentary on the main characters that reveals aspects of their personalities. In this montage we can see many examples of how a story can be set, and how hints are available for the curious who want to know more about the symbols hidden between the story and the paintings. A video essay by Candice Drouet.

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