- The definition of a montage is a collection of similar elements such as film, pictures or video from different sources.
An example of a montage is a collection of video snippets from a vacation all assembled into one video.
- the art or process of making a composite picture by bringing together into a single composition a number of different pictures or parts of pictures and arranging these, as by superimposing one on another, so that they form a blended whole while remaining distinct
- a picture so made
- the process of editing
- the art or process of producing a sequence of abruptly alternating scenes or images or a sequence in which superimposed images are shown whirling about, flashing into focus, etc., to convey an idea
- a part of a film in which this is used
- any similar technique, as in literature or music, of juxtaposing discrete or contrasting elements
- anything that is or is like the result of such a process
Origin: Fr, a mounting, setting together from monter, mount
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- a. A single pictorial composition made by juxtaposing or superimposing many pictures or designs.b. The art or process of making such a composition.
- a. A relatively rapid succession of different shots in a movie.b. The juxtaposition of such successive shots as a cinematic technique.
- A composite of closely juxtaposed elements: a montage of voices on an audiotape.
Origin: French, from monter, to mount, from Old French; see mount1.
montage - Cultural Definition
In art, making one composition by combining parts or the whole of other pictures, objects, or designs. In film, a stylized form of editing that provides a great deal of information in a short time. For example, the passing of years may be rendered by mixing shots of different seasons with shots of calendar pages turning.