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

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

by Michael Wohl
     
 

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… See more details below

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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:
05/20/2003
Edition description:
Second
Pages:
556
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.13(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: The Invisible Art
Ch. 1The Editor's Job1
Ch. 2Film Language31
Ch. 3Editing Patterns93
Ch. 4Preparing to Edit149
Ch. 5Basic Editing209
Ch. 6Advanced Editing279
Ch. 7Cutting the Track355
Ch. 8Special Effects411
Ch. 9The Digital Future505
Appendix525
Glossary529
Index537

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