Cut by Cut, 2nd edition: Editing Your Film or Video

Cut by Cut, 2nd edition: Editing Your Film or Video

by Gael Chandler

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Cut by Cut, 2nd edition: Editing Your Film or Video by Gael Chandler

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781615930906
Publisher: Wiese, Michael Productions
Publication date: 06/01/2012
Edition description: Second Edition, Revised
Pages: 400
Sales rank: 1,213,154
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

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                                 
Resources Glossary                            

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