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The most comprehensive book on the principles, methods, and strategies vital to the creative art of film editing.

Audience: Screenwriters, Directors, and Film and Video Editors.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780941188845
  • Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
  • Publication date: 3/28/2004
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 350
  • Pages: 350
  • Sales rank: 495,368
  • Product dimensions: 7.04 (w) x 9.99 (h) x 0.66 (d)

Table of Contents

The eye is quicker 1
Mind watching the cuts 5
Editing with two left feet 13
Small time operators 25
It beats ticks & tocks 33
Juxt about right 47
Cutting emotional attachments 65
Cuts both ways 73
A wealth of distributions 81
Zoom in from the cosmos 91
Where'd the time go? 99
Influence of sphere 109
All bets are off 121
Conflicts in interest 129
Stones unturned 143
Reactions speak louder than words 153
Ask Gertrude Stein 171
Tipping the scales 181
Lip smacking good 193
Who could ask for anything more 207
I have my doubts 215
Dear reader 227
About the author 233
Bibliography 235
Filmography 237
Index 239
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 12, 2005

    Learning from a great teacher

    I just finished reading this book cover to cover, and I must say it has truly been one of the most inspirational books I've read in quite some time. After high school I spent approximately 18 months studying things like editing, graphic design, motion graphics, etc... That period of time was no doubt invaluable, but lately it feels as though I'm drowning in tutorials and software features. I set out to find the best book on editing, not as a series of mouse clicks, but as a way to approach filmmaking. I'm glad to say I've found that book ...The Eye is Quicker. I was particularly delighted to discover that the author is also a teacher. I've found that those who have an excellent resume don't necessarily understand how to 'pass on essential knowledge' as this author does. Being a college-age, young editor myself, I was particularly drawn to the comments about frequent pitfalls he sees in his students. I truly felt like I was learning from someone with tremendous experience who genuinely wants to teach others.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 13, 2004


    This comprehensive book covers all the basics, as well as advanced material. THE EYE IS QUICKER presents the reader with all the necessary principles, theories and strategies used by the best film editors to achieve the clarity and rhythm of the materials they are working with. Future film editors will carry this book with them like a Bible, for it provides a foundation for the art of editing in an easy to understand style that won't have their heads spinning with too much tech talk. Imagine taking a Master Class on film editing in the privacy of your own home, or wherever you plan to read this book, and that is exactly what you get.

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