Wednesday, 22 May 2019

editing


There are two Downton Abbey movie trailers doing the rounds at the moment.
The first, ( and the best in my opinion) gives a more romantic view of the dying days of the 1920s with the robust Downton staff and owners getting ready for a right royal visit alongside obvious subplots where singleton Gay Mr Barrow and singleton straight, (Branston) both find a romantic ending.
The second video has all the same sort of shots but describes the action in a more Ealing Comedy type of way with the Great House's staff fighting back to retain control from the snooty Palace domestic staff,
The same film.
Two very different feels and looks.
Its a wonderful example of the power of a good editor


My favourite example of editing is this famous trailer from the film Amelie
Knowing full well that American audiences don't generally watch any movie with a subtitle
this trailer leaves the French speaking out completely !
You only see what the editors want you to see


and we are all editors of the movie trailers of our own lives


this is my movie trailer for today
It's only missing William,
skipping in circles,
chasing his bees 


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  1. The irresistible call of the cock.

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    1. Yes, but not from the business end.

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    2. I often regret that. Life would have had so much more to offer. About 50% more.

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  2. I think I’m going to have to see this movie.
    I watched religiously on PBS here when Downton was on. Glad to see that the devious Mr. barrow will get some.
    And you are right. It’s all in the edit. BTW it was fun watching your video because it’s five in the morning here’s and everything is dark and it felt like looking through the mirror 😎

    XoXo

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    1. by the look of it they may have addressed the tv series worst traits namely that it always LOoKED like a tv show and its editing was dire

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  3. It is surprising that you have named your film "Cockerels" and not the more familiar "Cocks" which would attract a lot more interest. By the way, your lane seems so peaceful today. Lovely.

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    1. it did look and feel peaceful today!

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  4. and somewhere in your lovely garden william is chasing the bumblebees. nice listening to all the birdie sounds.

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  5. I love subtitled films and have seen Amélie several times.

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  6. Nice jardin. Love the stone walls and the cemetery view.

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  7. What a lovely view of your garden and lane! I'm intrigued by the idea of being the editor of the movie trailer of my life. I know just which scenes I'd include and which I would not. I'm generally happy with the life I have, but thinking about what I would include in that trailer focuses my attention on what is most worthwhile and makes me even more contented.

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    1. arnt blogs the edited parts of life!¬

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  8. Gorgeous garden.

    I watch subtitles 100% anyways so foreign film is pretty normal and fun Amelie is on of my list very favorites of all time.

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    1. the true most beautiful woman in the world

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  9. I too watch everything with subtitles, I'm too deaf to hear the TV.

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  10. That 'Amelie' trailer (really lovely film, btw) reminds me of the trailer for the film version of 'Sweeney Todd' (2007) which in a similar kind of way wanted not to frighten any prospective audience, this time by not revealing the fact that it was a musical!

    I'm also increasingly watching TV with subtitles on, particularly for the news where, so often does the newsreader lower his/her voice that it seems to be assumed we can all lip-read. Well, I for one can't!

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    1. I adored everything about Amelie
      inspired

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    1. I worked hard on it. when we moved in all there was there was a car park

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  12. I have to use subtitles, being quite deaf, but give up when it is obvious the on screen conversation has moved on leaving the subtitles behind!

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  13. Amalie! I am reminded of how much I love that film!
    I will listen to the sound track today...maybe it will cheer me up:)

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    1. I have watched this little video a few times now...it comforts me. Although the rooster might annoy me if I wanted to sleep 💕I wake up to large cats walking across me , meowing for breakfast and a back scratch.
      I live to serve them 🐈🐈🐈
      Yes 3 of them...it wasn't on purpose!

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    2. the cockerel are driving the village mad at the moment

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  14. Amelie is one of my favorite movies.

    The trailer of my own life? Not sure if it would be a tragedy or a comedy, or just bloody boring. I would hope for a comedy with some romance.

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  15. I love your trailer best of all. You are so very blessed to have been living in such a beautiful spot on this earth. If in fact you really must leave it, I pray you'll find another just as lovely in its own way.
    When the time comes for me to leave this acre beside the river, I'll be leaving eleven furry little bodies in the ground, along with a parakeet and several zebra finches. I hadn't thought about that until just now. Your little friends couldn't be resting in a more fantastic place than that peaceful garden. All the best to you, John! ♥♥♥

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    1. I meant your PAST furry friends!

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  16. I'm a whole ocean apart, but hearing the same sounds in my back garden. Sweet!
    I've been wishing for love for Mr. Barrow and Mr. Branson. Lets hope it "takes" this time around eh?

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    1. too simple to have all well that ends well

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  17. Barbara Anne4:01 pm

    What a sweet, serene, and blissful garden you have, John. You'll surely create such loveliness where ever you live.

    Add me to the list of those who love Amelie but I've not seen one minute of Downton Abbey.

    Hugs!

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  18. Your backyard is just fantastic. It looks like something out of a movie set that is telling us it's in Wales.

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    1. its a garden not a yard... you americans always call it a yard which amuses me
      a yard in the UK is usually concrete

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    2. Barbara Anne4:12 am

      Really? I thought a concreted front garden in the UK was a "hard standing", paved because there wasn't enough room to park a car, so the front garden had to go.

      Interesting...

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  19. Looks like a lovely day there, we are also having a lovely one... going to hang out a load of laundry now.

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  20. I love your video and played it twice because the sounds of your garden are so relaxing.

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  21. Marvelous. Even the bricks on the walls are fascinating.

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  22. What a treat! All three.
    -Kate

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  23. I love your little video it looks so idyllic there with the sounds of the birds and Cockerels if this was a preview I would go and see the movie.

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  24. look at those roses! are they new dawn? your garden looks like something out of a book!

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  25. So true about the trailers being carefully edited to pull in audiences. I've been disappointed more than once by movies that turn out to be a poor imitation of what the trailer conveys!

    You have made a beautiful garden to enjoy there, and it's lovely to see it.

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  26. My, the rooster sounds so real!!

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  27. Thought for a minute you were at the Chelsea Flower Sow -then that cockerel spoilt the thought.

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  28. Anonymous11:08 pm

    He was there xx. Twiggymoon

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  29. You live across the road from a cemetery? Are ghosts common?

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  30. Your garden looks like a wonderful place to be. I would love to hear your ghost story!

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  31. Amelie and Chocolat are my favourite films, and any rainy Sunday afternoon is an excuse to watch an old favourite. They're best watched snuggled with dogs and the cat on the sofa with a huge mug of coffee and a few homemade shortbread biscuits.

    What do you mean it's missing William ... anywhere there is sunshine, bees and Dad he will be running in circles and chasing bees and butterflies but wondering why you look sad. Next time you feel he is missing ... smile and say "hello William", you'll make his day ❤

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  32. You’re so right about creative editing. And you live in a pristine paradise.

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  33. Wonderful! What a beautiful day it is in your part of the world. Over here the weather can't quite make up its mind but the pattern is getting colder and wetter.

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