Film Editing: Great Cuts Every Filmmaker and Movie Lover Must Know

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.

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  1. Awesome Coffee Table Book! This is not so much a textbook as it is a hip coffee table book — imagine a landscape-bound picture book of hit movie scenes, or an artsy encyclopedia of film edits. If you’re looking for something deeper and more academic, check out the author’s previous book, Cut-By-Cut. This new, fun book isn’t software / hardware specific (definitely not a manual on Final Cut), but instead gives a brief reason for using each technique, along with corresponding screenshots that anyone can understand. When…

  2. If you like film you’ll like this When we watch a film we are usually carried along with the story and not very conscious of what goes into capturing our attention. We usually aren’t aware of how the film was made, and when we are it’s usually a sign that it wasn’t made very well. 

  3. A must have on Director’s shelves Gael Chandler’s new book “Film Editing” published by Michael Weise Productions, provides a beautiful visual reference for anyone interested in learning the visual language of film time. The numerous stills selected provide excellent examples of screen direction, parallel actions, point of view shots, matching color and much more through the selected stills from contemporary motion pictures. This is a book that beginning film students as well as professionals can refer to as a reminder as to…

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