Grammar of the Edit [NOOK Book]

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If you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two ...
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Grammar of the Edit

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Overview

If you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two shots?'

Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of the filmmaker's library.

Audience: TV training departments, students on GNVQ, GCSE, A level and BTEC Media courses, newcomers and anyone with a keen interest in tv and video production but with no prior experience.

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A review on amazon.com of the first edition:
"This book describes in no uncertain terms what ABSOLUTELY MUST BE IN EACH AND EVERY SHOT-so that the successful filmmaker can build a story that flows smoothly. This book will help you to be artistic, but will also help you to avoid confusing your audience. A small book that is easily read in the space of an hour, the student or novice film-maker will find himself using it as a quick reference many times over. Highly recommended."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780080927046
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 3/6/2009
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 224
  • File size: 7 MB

Meet the Author

Instructor of cinematography and film production at Framingham State College, formerly of Boston University; Avid certified instructor; Creative Director/Production Manager, Fellsway Creatives
Instructor of cinematography and film production at Framingham State College, formerly of Boston University; Avid certified instructor; Creative Director/Production Manager, Fellsway Creatives
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Table of Contents

I. Introduction

II. What is Editing?

III. What is an Edit? Transitions Between Shots

A. What Types of Edits are there?

i. The Cut
ii. The Dissolve
iii. The Fade
iv. The Wipe

IV. When to make the Cut? For reasons of:

A. Motivation
B. Information
C. Composition
D. Sound
E. Camera Angle
F. Continuity
G. Pacing

V. The Five Most Common Edit Categories

A. The Action Edit (continuity)
B. Screen Position Edit (screen direction, directing the eye)
C. Form Edit (match cut or match dissolve)
D. Concept Edit (use of symbolism/themes to underline action/meaning)
E. Combined Edit (several categories combined in one transition)

VI. The Editor's Challenge: How to Handle Difficult Footage.

A. Scenarios where Film Language and Shooting-For-Editing got mixed up during production and how the editor might save the day in post
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