Learn the basic "grammar" of editing films and videos in Grammar of the Edit! This book shows you in no uncertain terms (independently of software) what you absolutely need to know to edit your video production. Whether you are just learning how to edit or you need a refresher, this book gives you a basic toolkit to understand the basic terms and the common practices of editing to help create a coherent and meaningful story or visual presentation. 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?'
Grammar of the Edit begins with an explanation of the basic rules of visual construction that will allow you to arrange your footage logically. The book takes you from the basic vocabulary of editing, to knowing when to cut (and why), to transitions, and finally to good working practices. Designed as an easy-to-use reference, each topic is covered succinctly and is accompanied by clear photographs and diagrams that illustrate the key concepts presented in the book. Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of any filmmaker’s library.
Don't miss the companion volume, Grammar of the Shot 2e, 9780240521213!
- A simple and clear overview of the principles of editing...timeless information that will improve your work
- Companion website offers video examples of various types of cuts to bring the book's lessons to life
- Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Shot, these little books are all the beginning filmmaker needs
|Publisher:||Taylor & Francis|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)|
About 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
Table of Contents
Introduction; Editing Basics; Understanding Footage; When to Cut and Why; Transitions and Edit Categories; General Practices for Editors; Working Practices; The Final Cut: Additional Editing Topics You are Bound to Encounter; Glossary; Index