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The Invisible Cut by Bobbie O'Steen
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really liked it
bookshelves: filmmaking, own-it
Recommended for: inexperienced editors

This book would probably have been more useful if I didn't already have as much experience as I do editing. However, it was great review and reinforcement of general concepts, and it was really good when it went through specific scene examples from well-known films, like Chinatown, Body Heat, The Big Chill, etc, breaking it down cut by cut and explaining why the cuts were made the way they were. In many cases this was interspersed with interviews by the directors and editors of these films, providing even more insight into why the edits were made they way they were. Definitely worth looking at for any but the already most accomplished editors and filmmakers.
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October 7, 2009 – Shelved
December 11, 2009 – Shelved as: filmmaking
Started Reading
February 6, 2010 – Finished Reading
April 21, 2010 – Shelved as: own-it

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