The Art of the Cut

Editing Concepts Every Filmmaker Should Know

Author: Greg Keast

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781514272077

Category:

Page: 240

View: 2022

The Art of the Cut is a clear and concise introduction into many of the most important concepts in film editing. The book is written primarily for those who wish to learn the basic principles of editing but who may also be filmmakers or close to the filmmaking process. For this reason, some of the editing concepts are actually filmmaking concepts but are absolutely critical for both the editor and filmmaker to appreciate and understand. With the aid of photographs and graphics, the book neatly summarizes over 100 concepts related to the practice of editing and serves as an easy-to-understand and handy reference guide. If you want to master the art of editing and learn the key principles quickly, then this book is the perfect resource to have.

Art of the Cut

Conversations with Film and TV Editors

Author: Steve Hullfish

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315297116

Category: Art

Page: 304

View: 777

Art of the Cut provides an unprecedented look at the art and technique of contemporary film and television editing. It is a fascinating "virtual roundtable discussion" with more than 50 of the top editors from around the globe. Included in the discussion are the winners of more than a dozen Oscars for Best Editing and the nominees of more than forty, plus numerous Emmy winners and nominees. Together they have over a thousand years of editing experience and have edited more than a thousand movies and TV shows. Hullfish carefully curated over a hundred hours of interviews, organizing them into topics critical to editors everywhere, generating an extended conversation among colleagues. The discussions provide a broad spectrum of opinions that illustrate both similarities and differences in techniques and artistic approaches. Topics include rhythm, pacing, structure, storytelling and collaboration. Interviewees include Margaret Sixel (Mad Max: Fury Road), Tom Cross (Whiplash, La La Land), Pietro Scalia (The Martian, JFK), Stephen Mirrione (The Revenant), Ann Coates (Lawrence of Arabia, Murder on the Orient Express), Joe Walker (12 Years a Slave, Sicario), Kelley Dixon (Breaking Bad, The Walking Dead), and many more. Art of the Cut also includes in-line definitions of editing terminology, with a full glossary and five supplemental web chapters hosted online at www.routledge.com/cw/Hullfish. This book is a treasure trove of valuable tradecraft for aspiring editors and a prized resource for high-level working professionals. The book’s accessible language and great behind-the-scenes insight makes it a fascinating glimpse into the art of filmmaking for all fans of cinema.

Film Editing

Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know

Author: Gael Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781932907629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 193

View: 4968

Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know makes the invisible art of editing visible by using nearly 600 colorful frames from popular, recent films. The frames, accompanied by brisk descriptions, make it perfectly suited for quick study readers who like to 'gaze' rather than 'graze' and don't want to read a book. Written by an editor and the author of Cut by Cut: How to Edit your Film or Video, it shows how editors can make or break a movie.

Cutting Rhythms

Shaping the Film Edit

Author: Karen Pearlman

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 113605989X

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 304

View: 7891

How does a film editor make decisions about where and when to cut in order to make a film 'feel right'? Generally speaking, the answer is, 'it's intuitive', which is accurate but leaves one wanting to know more. Cutting Rhythms breaks down the definition of intuition to find that, even if rhythmic thinking is intuitive thinking, we can still say more than we 'just know.' This book offers possibilities rather than prescriptions. It presents questions an editor or filmmaker can ask themselves about their work, and a clear and useful vocabulary for working with those questions. Cutting Rhythms makes ideas about rhythm in film editing clear and accessible, so that you can do more than just imitate editing you've seen on TV. With this book you'll develop your own sense of rhythm, refine our rhythmic shaping skills, and increase your creativity--and in so doing, become a better filmmaker.

FilmCraft: Editing

Author: Justin Chang

Publisher: Ilex Press

ISBN: 1908150688

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

View: 751

The value of the editor?s craft to a finished film cannot be underestimated, and it?s no surprise that directors rely heavily on the same editor over and over again. Seventeen exclusive interviews with some of the world?s top film editors, including Walter Murch, Virginia Katz, Joel Cox, Tim Squyres and Richard Marks, explore the art of film editing; its complex processes, the relationship with other film practitioners, and the impact of modern editing techniques. The Filmcraft series is a ground-breaking study of the art of filmmaking?the most collaborative and multidisciplinary of all the arts. Each volume covers a different aspect of moviemaking, offering in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners in the field. Forthcoming titles include Cinematography, Directing, Costume Design, Production Design, Producing, Screenwriting, and Acting.

The Conversations

Walter Murch and the Art of Editing Film

Author: Michael Ondaatje

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408840839

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 3056

During the filming of his celebrated novel THE ENGLISH PATIENT, Michael Ondaatje became increasingly fascinated as he watched the veteran editor Walter Murch at work. THE CONVERSATIONS, which grew out of discussions between the two men, is about the craft of filmmaking and deals with every aspect of film, from the first stage of script writing to the final stage of the sound mix. Walter Murch emerged during the 1960s at the centre of a renaissance of American filmmakers which included the directors Francis Coppola, George Lucas and Fred Zinneman. He worked on a whole raft of great films including the three GODFATHER films, JULIA, AMERICAN GRAFFITI, APOCALYPSE NOW, THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OF BEING and many others. Articulate, intellectual, humorous and passionate about his craft and its devices, Murch brings his vast experience and penetrating insights to bear as he explains how films are made, how they work, how they go wrong and how they can be saved. His experience on APOCALYPSE NOW - both originally and more recently when the film was completely re-cut - and his work with Anthony Minghella on THE ENGLISH PATIENT provide illuminating highlights.

Cut by Cut

Editing Your Film Or Video

Author: Gael Chandler

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781615930906

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 477

View: 8439

This second edition of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video covers the current landscape of postproduction process, taking the reader step by step through the editor's journey from receiving dailies to delivering on film, tape, file, or disk for YouTube, cinema, Blu-ray, or TV. The book guides the filmmaker through the operation of digital editing systems, sound and music editing and the mix, and tape, tapeless, and film workflows. The middle section lasers in on how to edit the footage: Make cuts, video effects, overlaps, and cheat shots as well as how to approach different genres such as comedy, documentary, drama, and music videos. The final section takes on music and sound editing and the mix, and wraps up by describing finishing processes including online, negative cutting, and DI processes.

Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking

Author: Jason Cranford Teague,David Teague

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470113200

Category: Computers

Page: 409

View: 5899

The Ultimate Resource for the World's Best Digital Video Editor This full-color, hands-on guide introduces you to the powerful new features of Final Cut Pro 4, while leading you through all aspects of editing digital video. First you'll learn how to set up your workstation and master fundamental concepts. Then you'll learn pro-tested techniques for every stage of the process--everything from shooting tips to logging your footage, from adding transitions and special effects to delivering your masterpiece in multiple formats. Along the way, professional video editors emphasize the tricks and shortcuts they use to get polished results. Striking illustrations and screen shots throughout, plus sample video project files on the DVD make it simple for you to visualize and grasp the concepts. Whether you're an emerging filmmaker or a seasoned vet, Final Cut Pro 4 and the Art of Filmmaking empowers you to complete the tasks that film editors face daily, such as: Mastering the new features, including unlimited real-time effects, auto rendering, motion blur, and time remapping Customizing the interface and keyboard shortcuts to best fit your work flow Editing clips in the Timeline quickly Creating complex overlays and transitions with contextual menus Expertly adding effects, applying filters, and working with text Creating titles with video generators and advanced Boris FX title generators Working with the audio tools to make your film sound as good as it looks Preparing your finished product for the Web, CDs, and DVDs Editing for 24fps Featured on the DVD: All the clips you need to follow the lessons in the book, including a complete, fully edited short video documentary, and source material, so you can quickly get started working with real footage. Plus a bonus chapter on editing for 24fps. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Make the Cut

A Guide to Becoming a Successful Assistant Editor in Film and TV

Author: Lori Coleman,Diana Friedberg

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1317567773

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 230

View: 9445

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Grammar of the Edit

Author: Christopher J. Bowen

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136058613

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 232

View: 9370

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!

Film Editing

Theory and Practice

Author: Christopher Llewellyn Reed

Publisher: Mercury Learning & Information

ISBN: 9781936420100

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 528

View: 3136

Designed for the novice or for a course in film editing, the book is the perfect introductory text. Editing is the art of using the building blocks supplied by the writer and director to create a structurally sound and brilliant piece of cinematic dazzle. As the word is to the sentence, so the shot is to the scene, and the editor must "write" coherently. This book teaches the aspiring editor how to speak the inspiring language of images. For projects, it covers the latest version of Final Cut Express, contains structured exercises, and uses video clips on the companion DVD, to allow the reader to apply the lessons of the book in clear and entertaining ways. Solutions to exercises and PowerPoint slides are available to instructors.

The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing

Techniques for TV and Film

Author: Sam Billinge

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1351870114

Category: Art

Page: 244

View: 9999

The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing sets out the techniques, the systems and the craft required to edit compelling professional documentary television and film. Working stage by stage through the postproduction process, author Sam Billinge explores project organization, assembling rushes, sequence editing, music and sound design, story structure, and the defining relationship between editor and director. Written by a working documentary editor with over a decade’s experience cutting films for major British and international broadcasters, The Practical Guide to Documentary Editing offers a unique introduction to the craft of documentary editing, and provides working and aspiring filmmakers with the tools to master the art.

On Film Editing

Author: Edward Dmytryk

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 1136046984

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 148

View: 5080

On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal "how-to-do-it" style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way. In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman's terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.

Color Correction Handbook

Professional Techniques for Video and Cinema

Author: Alexis Van Hurkman

Publisher: Pearson Education

ISBN: 0321929667

Category: Computers

Page: 644

View: 1828

The colorist is responsible for the critical final stage of refinement of the film and broadcast image. Using all of the controls modern color correction software provides, colorists refine the mood, create style, add polish to scenes, and breathe life into the visuals. The craft of color correction can take considerable trial and error to learn, while the art of color grading takes years to perfect. Alexis Van Hurkman draws on his wealth of industry experience to provide a thoroughly updated edition of what has become the standard guide to color correction. Using a friendly, clear teaching style and a slew of real-world examples and anecdotes, Alexis demonstrates how to achieve professional results for any project, using any number of dedicated grading applications, or even an editing program's built-in color correction tools. From the most basic methods for evaluating and correcting an overall image to the most advanced targeted corrections and creative stylizations, Color Correction Handbook, Second Edition, is your one-stop guide. Among many valuable concepts and techniques, you'll learn to: * Set up a professional color correction environment using the latest technologies and adhere to the most up-to-date standards * Work with log-encoded media and LUTs * Analyze shots quickly and correct errors of color and exposure * Create idealized adjustments for key features such as skin tone, skies, and product shots * Develop strategies for balancing clips in a scene to match one another for continuity, and grading greenscreen clips destined for visual effects * Master a variety of stylistic techniques used to set a scene's mood * Apply principles of color and contrast to add depth and visual interest * Browse valuable research about memory colors, audience preferences, and critical corrections for achieving appealing skin tones and controlled environments * Follow along with the downloadable files that accompany this book, including HD footage, cross-platform exercises, and project files.

The Technique of Film Editing

Author: Karel Reisz,Gavin Millar

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 0240521854

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 346

View: 1952

First published in 1953, the original English version of the book was reprinted 13 times without a word being changed and in translation it has become the standard work on the subject in the Spanish Czech, Polish and Russian languages. In 1968 the original text was reprinted as it stood, as it was felt that any attempt to revise or reinterpret it could only blur its spirit. the second edition has now also reprinted 13 times. On publication the film director Anthony Asquith said this book is an absolute must not only for film technicians but for every intelligent filmgoer' and more recently i h.

Editing Digital Video

The Complete Creative and Technical Guide

Author: Robert Goodman,Patrick McGrath

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071406352

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 361

View: 3587

Demystifies video editing for narrative, documentary, and music (with CD-ROM)

In the Blink of an Eye

A Perspective on Film Editing

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781879505629

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 146

View: 5499

In the Blink of an Eye is editor Walter Murch's essay of film editing. Starting with what might seem to be the most basic editing question - Why do cuts work? - he treats the reader to a marvelous "ride" through the esthetics and practical concerns of cutting film. Along the way, he offers his insights on such subjects as continuity and discontinuity in editing, dreaming, and real life; the criteria of a good cut; and the blink of the eye as both an analog to and an emotional cue for the cut. New to this second edition is Murch's lengthy meditation on the current state of digital editing.

When The Shooting Stops ... The Cutting Begins

A Film Editor's Story

Author: Ralph Rosenblum,Robert Karen

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 9780786747382

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

View: 848

The story of one of the most important and least-understood jobs in moviemaking—film editing—is here told by one of the wizards, Ralph Rosenblum, whose credentials include six Woody Allen films, as well as The Pawnbroker, The Producers, and Goodbye, Columbus. Rosenblum and journalist Robert Karen have written both a history of the profession and a personal account, a highly entertaining, instructive, and revelatory book that will make any reader a more aware movie-viewer.

Shot Psychology

The Filmmaker's Guide for Enhancing Emotion and Meaning

Author: Greg Keast

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780984530731

Category: Photography

Page: 390

View: 6950

Shot Psychology is an introductory body of knowledge that filmmakers can use to enhance the expressive power of their work. It was written by a filmmaker for filmmakers and students. The book reviews over 300 filmmaking techniques and concepts with their associated effects and organizes them in an easy-to-access reference guide. It is meant to be an encyclopedia of meaning for filmmaking. The book is written in a clear and concise way and contains valuable and original insights on the art and craft of filmmaking. The true innovation of the book is the Master List, which could stand on its own as a separate book. It takes over 550 effects, then directly references the techniques that help create those effects. In this way, you can quickly look up the effect you are trying to create, then easily find the associated techniques. For example, if you want to create the effect of anxiety, you would look it up in the Master List and find that there are 20 techniques suggested for your possible use in creating or emphasizing anxiety. And if you have a question or do not understand how the technique relates to the effect, you can learn more about the technique in the Reference section.

Film and Video Editing Theory

How Editing Creates Meaning

Author: Michael Frierson

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1315474999

Category: Art

Page: 328

View: 5987

Film and Video Editing Theory offers an accessible, introductory guide to the practices used to create meaning through editing. In this book, Michael Frierson synthesizes the theories of the most prominent film editors and scholars, from Herbert Zettl, Sergei Eisenstein, and Noël Burch to the work of landmark Hollywood editors like Walter Murch and Edward Dmytryk. In so doing, he maps out a set of craft principles for readers, whether one is debating if a flashback reveals too much, if a certain cut clarifies or obscures the space of a scene, or if a shot needs to be trimmed. The book is grounded in the unity of theory and practice, looking beyond technical proficiency in a specific software to explain to readers how and why certain cuts work or don’t work.