If you want to make video essays, there’s no better film to study than Orson Welles’ 1973 masterpiece, F for Fake. There are a million lessons to take away from it, but today, let’s see what it has to teach us about structure. NO SPOILERS.

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Duke Ellington, Charles Mingus & Max Roach - Very Special
Michel Legrand - F for Fake (Cinéma)
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God (Instrumental)
Michel Legrand - Orson’s Theme (After the Rain Version)
A Tribe Called Quest - Oh My God

Interview Clips:
Trey Parker & Matt Stone at NYU: nyti.ms/1bNx6xf
John Sturges' legendary audio commentary: http://bit.ly/1C2Jq1J

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  • Jorge Trujillo

    It is very interesting to note that the examples the narrator gives make sense. Cutting by instinct depending on the scene is something I would have never thought of.I always thought that there were strict guidelines to follow, of course there should be some, but this is not the case. These little tips and pieces of advice are extremely helpful to improve my editing skills. The way of cutting by "rhythm" has encourage me to keep practicing more and more to become an outstanding editor. Very well done explained video by Tony Zhou.

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