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

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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 ...more
Paperback, 220 pages
Published October 1st 2009 by Michael Wiese Productions (first published 2009)
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A very good introduction, follow up with Focal Press's technical books and Walter Murch's creative/technical books.
Chris
Oct 21, 2013 Chris rated it liked it
Recommends it for: Future film editors and filmmakers
Film making is truly a process that requires a physical interaction in order to learn and understand it. This book, great in concept, is hard to really grasp when it involves a process that you really need to see visually in order to understand how it works.

The author did a good job of explaining what some of the most basic and commonly used cuts are. If only for that reason this book is a good basis to start from. Throughout the book he provides examples of what those cuts look like using pictu
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Clarissa
Jul 16, 2015 Clarissa rated it really liked it
Visually, this book offers great examples of basic cuts that anyone interested in film editing should know. The choices of examples are great, and I think that they clearly illustrate the cuts that Gael Chandler explains.
However, this book is not for those who wonder how these cuts are actually made. It is more focused towards theory and, if you are looking to get your hands on editing software and achieve the kind of cuts explained in the book, you better look somewhere else.
Rory
Nov 20, 2012 Rory rated it liked it
Whilst an interesting and informative look into the art of editing for beginners, this book sadly seems to suffer from the kindle format. It becomes difficult to read the sparse text between pictures, when the picture sequences pass onto the next digital page.
Natalie
Nov 10, 2011 Natalie rated it really liked it
Pretty basic stuff, but Gael Chandler keeps it short and sweet with fun contemporary movie picture references.
David
Oct 08, 2011 David rated it liked it
This is a good overview of basic information. Although not nearly as some other resources that cover the same material, it includes numerous helpful examples.
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I spent 30 years in Los Angeles working as a film editor in Hollywood, teaching editing software, history, and theory, and creating eLearning and classroom training as instructional designer. My latest book, Chronicles of Old San Francisco, personifies history in 28 chapters - each centering on a colorful character who shaped the city - and provides eight walking tours for readers to roam and disc ...more
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