Chapter 1 Editing Basics
A Little Editing History
What Factors May Impact Your Editing Choices?
The Basic Editing Transitions
Stages of the Editing Process
Chapter 2 Understanding the Footage
Basic Shot Types
Increasing Shot Complexity
Reviewing the Footage-Selecting the Best Shots
What Could Make or Break a Shot?
Exposure and Color Temperature
Framing and Composition
180 Degree Rule/Axis of Action
30 Degree Rule
Continuity of Action
Continuity of Dialogue
Be Familiar with All the Footage
So How Does All of This Help You?
Chapter 3 When to Cut and Why?
What Factors Help Make a Transition a Good Edit?
Is there a Right or Wrong Reason for a Cut?
Chapter 4 Transitions and Edit Categories
The Five Major Categories of Edit Types
Will I Be Quizzed on Any of This?
Chapter 5 General Practices for Editors
Sound and Vision are Partners and Not Rivals
A New Shot Should Contain New Information
There Should Be a Reason for Every Edit
Observe the Action Line
Select the Appropriate Form of Edit
The Better the Edit, the Less It Is Noticed
Editing is Creating
Chapter 6 Working Practices
Chapter 7 The Final Cut: Additional Editing Topics You are Bound to Encounter
Additional Editing Terms
Making Your Way into the World of Editing
The Role of an Assistant Editor