Daniel L. Halas

Editing Reel (With Subtitles) () 16mm, black and white, 13.75 min

Genre: Experimental

This is the training aid film I made up in order to help me convey a few basic principles of film editing to the military students I teach. It has been very effective aid to me in the classroom. The points made in it about editing are applicable to any type of film-making. It could be used to teach editing on any level, not only military. Here's what the film has in it: The difference between rushes and edited film - an example of rushes, a rough cut and a fine cut using the same footage. Jump cuts - how to make them and how to avoid them. Examples of avoiding jump cuts through cross-cutting and match-cutting. How to select subject matter within a camera-run. Tempo and pacing. How to pace a film by action within a shot. How to maintain an even tempo and pick up the pace; the effects of an uneven tempo; how to vary tempo. A warning not to over-edit. --D. L. H.

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Daniel L. Halas

Golfer () 16mm, black and white, 1 min

Genre: Experimental

This loop creates the effect of slow motion through editing, rather than the camera. Rather than filming at more than 24fps., I spliced black leader (4 frames) in-between each frame of image to expand time and give a slow motion effect. It is a sort of curious piece of film, if you didn't know already that is what would happen if you spaced out single frames with black leader. --D. L. H.

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Daniel L. Halas

AIS-No. 1-68 () 16mm, black and white, 22 min

Genre: Experimental

Thirteen film clips shot by military students. This was the first filming and editing ever done by such students. Each student had 16 hours instruction, including the time to shoot and edit. Each segment was shot and edited by two men, members of the Advannced Information Specialist Class No.1 of fiscal year 1968 at the Defense Information school (DINFOS), Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana. These clips made by this class somehow summed it up for me. --D. L. H.

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