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Although great films begin with great scripts, crews, and actors, it's good editing that takes a film the rest of the way.
Completely Revised and Updated for the Digital Era, this second edition of one of film editing's best-selling books teachers readers how to organize and edit footage and see their project to completion. It's both a comprehensive guidebook and a friendly, dependable companion for anyone taking the editor's path or wishing to better understand it.
|Publisher:||Wiese, Michael Productions|
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Revised|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.80(h) x 1.20(d)|
About the Author
Gael Chandler has edited comedies, dramas, documentaries, features, corporate videos, and promos, and cut on every type of medium: film, tape, and digital. Nominated twice for a Cable ACE award for editing a comedy series, she is a member of the Editors Peer Group of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and annually judges the Emmy and College TV awards. Her second book, Film Editing: Great Cuts Filmmakers and Movie Lovers Should Know, published in 2009, is filled with basic and complex editing concepts that make the invisible art of editing visible using 600 colorful frames from popular recent films. Her website is www.joyoffilmediting.com.
Table of Contents
STAGE I SETTING UP AND ORGANIZING Part One Starting your Project
Ch 1 Decisions, Decisions: Getting Started on the Right Path through Postproduction
Appendix A Project Checklist
Ch 2 Video, Digital, and Film Basics: Terms, Concepts, and Practices
Part Two Organizing for Editing Ch 3 Setting up the Cutting Room: Workflows, Labeling Shots, and Other Cutting Room Common Tasks
Appendix B DIY Postproduction Schedule
Ch 4 Preparing Dailies
Appendix C Stage One: Budget Form for Dailies
STAGE II EDITING Part One How to Approach the Footage Ch 5 To Cut or not to Cut: Where to Cut and Why
Ch 6 Everyday Editing Challenges
Ch 7 From Animation to Reality: Editing Different Genres
Part Two Getting from First Cut to Final Cut Ch 8 Making the Cuts: Editing on a Digital System
Ch 9 The Process: Getting from First Cut to Locked Cut
Appendix D Tape and Tapeless Show Continuity Form
Appendix E Film Show Continuity Form
Appendix F Stage Two: Budget Form for Editing
STAGE III FINISHING Part One Sound, Music, and the Mix Ch 10 Designing Sound and Music Ch 11 Editing and Mixing Sound and Music
Appendix G ADR Cue Sheet
Appendix H Stage Three: Budget Form for Sound, Music, and the Mix
Part Two Finishing and Delivering Ch 12 Finishing on Tape, File or the Web
Ch 13 Finishing on Film and via DI
Appendix I Stage Three: Budget Form for Finishing
How to Find an Editing Job