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24 City
Dir. Zhang Ke Jia 2007
Second time watching Zhang Ke Jia’s ‘24 City’ I have been highly influenced by the editing transitions he uses to explore the lives of the factory workers who have been made redundant. Cleverly, he keeps the sound from the last scene or begins the sound with a black screen and fades the visual into the sound. 
By doing this, the documentary has an added harmony that flows from scene to scene other than sharp cuts.
I have toyed around with the idea of the scenes being cut into short vignettes, to give the same message as a whole film but to divide them into a small collection of films because the story is in my mind divided into scenes instead of a natural visual progression of narrative. However, this felt too abstract and too jarring and although the the scenes are very different and narrative-wise abstract, the idea of vignettes felt too high brown for the story and did not sit right with me.
The transitions used in ‘24 City’ are effective as they subtly divide the individual stories within one film, into tiny pockets of visual and aural information, softly taking the audience in and out of absorbing what is in the film to defining the ways he uses film.
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Stills.
Scene between Max and Jamie. 
Scene with my actual dad playing my fake Dad. To edit along with Max waiting. 
Stills.
Scene between Max and Jamie. 
Scene with my actual dad playing my fake Dad. To edit along with Max waiting. 
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Sally Potter: 'There was no such thing as an easy ride'
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