The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 5 by Ken Dancyger | 9780240813974 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 5

The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice / Edition 5

by Ken Dancyger
     
 

ISBN-10: 0240813979

ISBN-13: 9780240813974

Pub. Date: 12/06/2010

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art. Analysis of photographs from dozens of classic and

Overview

The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art. Analysis of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor.

This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This edition includes brand new chapters covering the goals of editing, including editing for narrative clarity, subtext, aesthetics, and dramatic emphasis, all showing how to evoke specific audience responses. Some of the new films to be discussed include A History of Violence, Atonement, The Departed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, MIchael Clayton, and more.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780240813974
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
12/06/2010
Pages:
488
Sales rank:
553,986
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents


Acknowledgments for the Fourth Edition     xi
Acknowledgments     xiii
Introduction to the Fourth Edition     xv
Introduction     xvii
History of Film Editing     1
The Silent Period     3
The Early Sound Film     39
The Influence of the Documentary     53
The Influence of the Popular Arts     71
Editors Who Became Directors     81
Experiments in Editing: Alfred Hitchcock     97
New Technologies     110
International Advances     128
The Influence of Television and Theatre     148
New Challenges to Filmic Narrative Conventions     159
The MTV Influence on Editing I     184
The MTV Influence on Editing II     196
Changes in Pace     214
The Appropriation of Style I: Imitation and Innovation     223
The Appropriation of Style II: Limitation and Innovation     233
The Appropriation of Style III: Digital Reality     255
Editing for the Genre     265
Action     267
Dialogue     280
Comedy     293
Documentary     304
Imaginative Documentary     320
Innovations in Documentary I     328
Innovations in Documentary II     342
Ideas and Sound     349
Principles of Editing     359
The Picture Edit and Continuity     361
The Picture Edit and Pace     373
The Sound Edit and Clarity     383
The Sound Edit and Creative Sound     391
Innovations of Sound     400
Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology I     408
Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology II     417
Conclusion     433
Filmography     435
Glossary     449
Selected Bibliography     458
Index     461

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