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Learn how skilled editors can turn raw footage into polished art for film, television, or web. With practical project guidelines and advice on organizing digital and film cutting rooms, and much more.

Readers will not only learn how the skilled editor turns raw footage into polished art for film, television, or web, they will learn how to do it for themselves. With practical project guidelines and advice on organizing digital and film cutting rooms, How to Edit Your Film or Video de-mystifies action, montage, dialogue editing, SFX and explains sound/music editing and mixing.

With over 25 information-packed tables and forms, this guide includes an up-to-date glossary, an editor's resource guide, and a section on how to land that elusive editing job. Foreword by Brian Levant, Director, 'Are We There Yet?', 'The Flintstones', 'Problem Child 2'.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188999
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 12/28/2004
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Pages: 374
  • Product dimensions: 6.83 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.83 (d)

Meet the Author

Chandler has been nominated twice for a Cable Emmy for comedy editing. Gael has edited every type of genre on every medium: film, tape, and digital; and has trained hundreds of professionals and students to put their best cut forward. She has written a handful of feature screenplays, one of which won the Scriptwriters Networks' Producers Outreach Program contest. Her first book was Cut by Cut: How to Edit Your Film or Video. Additionally, she has created numerous online courses on a variety of subjects, including editing.

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Table of Contents

Preface : the practical alchemy of editing
Introduction : stepping abroad and navigating the book
How to set up your project for postproduction
1 Decision, decisions : get started on the right path through postproduction 3
2 Choosing your editing system 25
How to prepare dailies for editing
3 Organizing for editing : common cutting room practices 51
4 Preparing the digital cutting room for editing 73
5 Preparing the film cutting room for editing 97
From first cut to final cut : how to approach the footage
6 To cut or not to cut : where to cut and why 127
7 Editing challenges and process 157
How to edit on a digital system or film
8 Key editing techniques of the digital cutting room 183
9 Key editing techniques of the film cutting room 208
Sound, music, and the mix
10 Sound design and process 228
11 Editing and mixing sound and music 249
12 Finishing on tape, disk, and the Web 277
13 Finishing on film 310
How to find an editing job 333
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