Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann, 3rd edition, July 2002
This is a guide for serious film and video makers conveying the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing.
It provides in-depth analyses of dozens of films and videos, current and classic, and proven editing techniques. It also highlights the history, theory, and aesthetics of film and video editing. Also you will find examples of different film editing styles for different genres.
It's not an explanation of how to edit. It's about how to think, how to create, how to dig deep inside your feelings and apply those feelings to the work you do. It inspires you to think beyond what you know.
This book is rather theoretic, or even philosophical for some readers. It is best for experienced film and video makers who are seeking for the underlying foundations of editing. If you are already an editor, it will make you an expert. If you are new to editing, you may not immediately know how to apply the insights to your actual work after reading it.
At the same time, the principles of editing section is weak. Also the non-linear editing and video topics are not covered in depth.
It's one of my favorite books on editing. By understanding the essence of this book, you will feel more confident, you will know, right from psychological and aesthetic level, why some film sequences touch your heart and stir your mind.
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