The Technique of Film and Video Editing: History, Theory, and Practice (Portuguese Edition)

The Technique of Film and Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Because editing is about more than learning a specific software program, this book focuses on the fundamentals of editing as art. Analysis of photographs from dozens of classic and contemporary films and videos provide a sound basis for the professional filmmaker and student editor.

This book puts into context the storytelling choices an editor will have to make against a background of theory, history, and practice. This edition includes brand new chapters covering the goals of editing, including editing for narrative clarity, subtext, aesthetics, and dramatic emphasis, all showing how to evoke specific audience responses. Some of the new films to be discussed include A History of Violence, Atonement, The Departed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, MIchael Clayton, and more.

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  1. An in-depth study of the history and practice of cinema from the perspective of the editor It’s worth knowing going into it what this is and isn’t. It is not a practical, hands-on guide to editing technique. It is not the book to go to if you just want a quick primer on how to make cuts that work. It’s not really a book for beginners, except perhaps in the context of the classroom. For that a better book would be something like . 

  2. flip through this one before buying. I enjoy filming. I have worked on a project that has sold a significant am mount of DVDs and am thinking about making a couple of documentaries. In my curiosity to learn more about the craft, I thought that this would be a good book. Right out the gate, it reads like a text book. In some cases I expected a quiz at the end of the chapter. It is dense with more theory and concepts more then hands on video editing. Not that this is a bad thing though. 

  3. Editing has long fascinated me If you are as fascinated as I am with the art of film editing, you may enjoy this book. It is definitely written at a textbook level, but it is a readable textbook on the philosophy and theory behind the storytelling of editing. Note: I would not choose this book as your first introduction to film editing. I feel you would be best starting off with Walter Murch’s classic work , the…

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