Editing Techniques with Final Cut Pro: A Comprehensive Guide to Film and Video Editing Style, Technique, and Grammar / Edition 2

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This extensively revised edition of filmmaker Michael Wohl's acclaimed book offers all new sections on customizing your interface, color correction, and variable speed effects, as well as an enhanced audio chapter, packed with new information on audio mixing, sound design, sound re-recording, and more. Also featured is coverage of companion applications such as Soundtrack, Cinema Tools, and Live Type. Final Cut Pro puts professional film editing tools in the hands of virtually anyone with a video camera and a computer, but there's more to the craft of editing than just having the tools. In this book Michael Wohl explains the essentials of video editing and shares professional filmmaking techniques: how to tell stories effectively, troubleshoot common editing problems, and create sophisticated visual effects using your desktop tools. You'll learn all the essential rules of film grammar -- and when you can break them. In addition to gaining a deep working knowledge of Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express, you'll learn to identify a wide variety of editing situations and discover how the pros handle them. You'll learn what the editor's role is on a film and how it relates to that of other members of the production team. You'll also learn how to take best advantage of the extraordinary capabilities of the Final Cut software family; Wohl shows you which buttons to push, why, and when to push them. Abundant illustrations let you watch over his shoulder while he uses Final Cut Pro and Final Cut Express to create and complete high-quality videos.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780321168870
  • Publisher: Peachpit Press
  • Publication date: 5/20/2003
  • Edition description: Second
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 556
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.13 (d)

Meet the Author

Michael Wohl has worked as a professional film and video editor for 12 years. His experience ranges from corporate training pieces to documentaries and narrative film. His fictional documentary, Theatereality, was awarded the coveted CINE Golden Eagle in 1993. Michael was also one of the key members of Apple's Final Cut Pro design team, where he provided the voice of the real world editor, keeping a tight focus on usability and workflow issues.

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Table of Contents

Introduction: The Invisible Art
Ch. 1 The Editor's Job 1
Ch. 2 Film Language 31
Ch. 3 Editing Patterns 93
Ch. 4 Preparing to Edit 149
Ch. 5 Basic Editing 209
Ch. 6 Advanced Editing 279
Ch. 7 Cutting the Track 355
Ch. 8 Special Effects 411
Ch. 9 The Digital Future 505
Appendix 525
Glossary 529
Index 537
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