A video montage a way of editing multiple videos together to convey a lot of information very quickly. They are usually used to quickly show the passage of time over a longer period.
For example, a common montage is shots of newspapers being printed with headlines being shown one after another, telling the story much faster than showing the actual events taking place. Another more modern example is a scroll montage. A scroll montage is a multi-screen montage of a moving image in an internet browser.
One of the most well-known examples of a montage is from the film Rocky I. In Rocky I, there is a classic training montage to show all of Rocky’s hard work and determination to get ready for his match. Training montages are a great way of showing all the practice and work that it takes to master a skill without having to actually show all the time it takes to do it.
However, it’s important to recognize what to avoid when it comes to video montages. They do not have the power to evoke strong emotions, since the watchers simply don’t have enough time to connect with the characters during the montage. Montages are simply meant to inform, then move on to the more valuable emotional meat later. Keep this in mind when trying to build a romance, show grief, or introduce any other emotion into your video.
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