The Editor’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Film and Video Editing

The Editor’s Toolkit: A Practical Guide to the Craft of Editing is a hands-on, tutorial based guide to the art of editing. Today’s process of media editing is fast and competative, making this guide a necessity for anyone looking to break in to the business. Here, Chris Wadsworth provides 52 media-based examples for you to put together, with the benefit of seeing what he did with those same exercises, giving you essential feedback to improve your technique and learn the tricks of the trade. Accessible and to-the-point, this primer is a must-read for anyone looking to learn both the art and technique of editing. This 4-color guide features:

Examples from the world of film and TV that show how even the greatest directors employ the same techniques in their productions that are mentioned in this guide

A look at CV’s and the right attitudes that will give you the best chance at breaking into the editing world

Intensive sections about the way music and sound editing can shape the entire production

A companion website featuring video and other media that you can edit on your own, each featuring examples of cuts and techniques discussed in the book as well as a discussion forum.

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