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

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.

 

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  1. Great book, one for the shelf Gale Chandler’s “Cut by Cut” the 2nd Edition is a great, technical book on literally everything having to do with video and film editing. The term “technical” may put some readers off but I found this aspect of the book eye-opening. Chandler leads you through all the terms and schedules used in the film industry, and also includes how editing underscores and enhances filmmaking. This book is a worthwhile read; the text is interspersed with bits of philosophy from editors and mixers that have…

  2. Everything You Need To Know About Editing Great movies require the creative talents of a variety of different people. From screenwriters, to actors, to cinematographers, to directors, there’s a lot that goes into creating a great film. But one person really brings all of it together to create a brilliant piece of visual storytelling: the editor. Even if you’re not making feature films, but short videos, how you edit your video will determine how the video is received and what it will ultimately look like to a viewer. I’ve shot and…

  3. Great Book Great book on film editing. She really lays out step by step on how to edit a film from the start to end. I’ve been editing for a year now, but this book has helped giving me a better idea on how to setup my workflow.

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