The Technique of Film and Video Editing

The Technique of Film and Video Editing

A book on filmand video editing can bewrittenfroma number of points of view.The mostliteral point ofview is,ofcourse, that of the film editor,but even this optionisn'tas straightforward as it appears. When the Shooting Stops..., ...

Author: Ken Dancyger

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136052811

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 512

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The Technique of Film & Video Editing provides a detailed, precise look at the artistic and aesthetic principles and practices of editing for both picture and sound. Analyses 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 new edition has been updated to include the latest advances in digital video and nonlinear editing and explores the new trend of documentary as mainstream entertainment, using films such as "Farenheit 9/11" and "The Fog of War" as examples.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Editing

Film Editing

(quoted in Bettetini 1973: 106), then what happens when the visual 'music' of a film is complicated by acoustic music? While reading the scholarship on editing, I discovered an almost contemptuous attitude towards editing in the sound ...

Author: Valerie Orpen

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231851367

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 138

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Film Editing provides an introduction to the craft of editing in the non-silent film. In clear and accessible language, Valerie Orpen considers editing as an expressive strategy rather than a mere technique. She reveals that editing can be approached and studied in a similar way to other aspects of film. Traditionally, studies on editing or montage tend to focus on silent cinema, yet this book claims that an examination of editing should also consider the role of the soundtrack. The aim of Film Editing is to examine the way in which editing can make meaning. The book addresses editing as part of a wider context and as a crucial element of the overarching design and vision of a film. Consequently, this book incorporates other parameters, such as mise-en-scène, framing, sound, genre, history, and performance. By examining a number of mainstream and art films, such as Godard's A bout de souffle, Hitchcock's Rear Window, and Scorsese's Raging Bull, Film Editing seeks to dispel the notion that editing is necessarily polarized as continuity versus discontinuity.
Categories: Performing Arts

Film Editing History Theory and Practice

Film Editing  History  Theory and Practice

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Author: Don Fairservice

Publisher: Manchester University Press

ISBN: 0719057779

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 347

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This comprehensive examination of the film-editor's craft traces the development of editing from the primitive forms of early cinema through the upheavals caused by the advent of sound. Don Fairservice explores the challenges to convention that began in the 1960s and which continue to the present day. New digital technologies and the dominance of the moving image have produced a radical rewriting of the rules of audio-visual address. This detailed study outlines a fascinating history, and presents the "how's" and "why's" of film editing, and its complexities in our modern age.
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On Film Editing

On Film Editing

An Introduction to the Art of Film Construction Edward Dmytryk. editing. As Dmytryk notes, editing's capacity to conjure a sense of reality out of “the most unlikely things” (Chapter 10) rewards editors who relentlessly pursue creative ...

Author: Edward Dmytryk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429000775

Category: Art

Page: 184

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In On Film Editing, director Edward Dmytryk explains, in clear and engaging terms, the principles of film editing. Using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry, Dmytryk offers a masterclass in film and video editing. Written in an informal, "how-to-do-it" style, Dmytryk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in a precise and philosophical way, contending that all parties on the film crew—from the camera assistant to the producer and director—must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. Originally published in 1984, this reissue of Dmytryk’s classic editing book includes a new critical introduction by Andrew Lund, as well as chapter lessons, discussion questions, and exercises.
Categories: Art

The Film Editing Room Handbook

The Film Editing Room Handbook

Thus I learned my first and perhaps most valuable lesson about working in the film business: film editing is a job—make no mistake about that. Despite all the mumbojumbo we see and hear about the movies and their glamour, ...

Author: Norman Hollyn

Publisher: Peachpit Press

ISBN: 9780321702937

Category: Computers

Page: 312

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The assistant film editor has many more responsibilities than simply helping to edit the picture. He or she must work with all the numerous members of the filmmaking team, juggle the demands of copious amounts of footage from various sources, keep notes during the shoot’s dailies screenings, process sound, oversee the creation of optical effects and integrate them in the editor’s workflow, and many more detail-oriented, simultaneous tasks that require skills on a technical and organizational level. Widely regarded as THE guide for helping you get through it all, Norman Hollyn, editing whiz and longtime instructor, is the ultimate master at making the process fun while making you a pro. In this fourth edition, he continues in the celebrated style of his previous editions with a hands-on approach, assuming the role of an assistant editor to describe the myriad workflows involved. Not only will you learn everything you need to know about how the editing process works, but you’ll gain the wisdom that normally only comes with on-the-job experience, putting you way ahead in your career and making you a better, more efficient editor. In The Film Editing Room Handbook, you’ll learn: Everything the assistant editor needs to know on the job—from pre-production to the shoot, to editing and adding visual effects and sound, to the mix and color finishing. How to work in a variety of scenarios, whether it is a feature, television, commercial, musical, or web-based project. Best practices for organizing and optimizing your systems and files, useful to editors working on any nonlinear editing platform. How to find a job in this competitive market and put together an attractive résumé that proves you’ve got the skills to succeed. Praise for The Film Editing Room Handbook, Fourth Edition "The Film Editing Room Handbook systematically explains everything you need to know about the editing process, exactly as it exists in the making of major motion pictures. Complicated technical concepts are made totally clear and easily understandable in this absolutely essential book for all assistant editors, indie filmmakers, and those who aspire to break into the industry.” – Mark Goldblatt, A.C.E., editor of The Terminator, Starship Troopers, and True Lies “ This is a wonderful book that explains the complexities of the editing room assistant's job with clarity and wit.” – Alan Heim, A.C.E, Oscar-winning editor and former president of American Cinema Editors “ The Assistant Editor is the unsung hero of the editing room, tip-toeing around land mines to keep everything running smoothly in a job where all the important rules are unwritten. Until now. Norman Hollyn does an excellent job explaining the process of editing, the role of the assistant editor, and clearly labeling where all the booby traps are buried.” – Larry Jordan, producer, director, editor, and Apple-certified trainer “ This book is an excellent introduction to editing in the real world. Norman Hollyn not only tells you what is necessary, he tells you what is efficient. He knows how important that can be because he’s been there.” – Burton J. Sears, film instructor at Savannah College of Art and Design, editor of Virtuosity, Jacob’s Ladder, and Henry and June
Categories: Computers

Fine Cuts Interviews on the Practice of European Film Editing

Fine Cuts  Interviews on the Practice of European Film Editing

So I was either very lucky or very relaxed during that test-week! But even the admission test was such a wonderful experience: to meet people of all ages, all loving cinema, all chasing the dream. I chose film editing as my major, ...

Author: Roger Crittenden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781315475110

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 320

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In the expanded second edition of Fine Cuts, Roger Crittenden reveals the experiences of the greatest European film editors through his warm and perceptive interviews. This new edition builds on the foundations laid out in 2005, including interviews with the editors of films such as Day for Night, The Sacrifice, The Kid with a Bike, and Fanny and Alexander; new interviews with editors of such films as Tyrannosaur and The Other Side of Hope; and editors from a wider range of countries, including Austria, Belgium, Finland, Portugal, and Russia. The book now embraces all aspects of post-production, with insights into sound editing from Larry Sider, originator of the renowned School of Sound, and music composition from Oscar winner Dario Marianelli (Atonement). Editors relate their experiences with directors including: Claire Atherton [Chantal Akerman] Mick Audsley [Terry Gilliam, Stephen Frears] Yann Dedet [François Truffaut, Claire Denis, Maurice Pialat] Marie-Hélène Dozo [Dardenne Brothers] François Gédigier [Patrice Chéreau, Lars von Trier] Samu Heikkilä [Aki Kaurismäki] Sylvia Ingemarsdotter [Ingmar Bergman] Tony Lawson [Nicolas Roeg, Stanley Kubrick, Neil Jordan] Michal Leszczylowski [Andrei Tarkovsky, Lukas Moodysson] Roberto Perpignani [Orson Welles, Bernardo Bertolucci, Tavianni Brothers] Mary Stephen [Éric Rohmer] Each interview also includes a list of cited and notable films for further study. An online eResource contains additional interviews with editors Sabine Mamou, Agnès Guillemot, and Nino Baragli.
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Fine Cuts The Art of European Film Editing

Fine Cuts  The Art of European Film Editing

and the other important editors of the time who influenced and helpedme a lot. Nevertheless the person to whom I owe most is Aristidis Karydis-Fouks. My initial experiences as a film editor came about in 1959 and1960.

Author: Roger Crittenden

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781136054099

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 416

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Roger Crittenden reveals the experiences of many of the greatest living European film editors through his warm and perceptive interviews which offer a unique insight into the art of editing - direct from masters of the craft. In their interviews the editors relate their experience to the directors they have worked with, including: Agnes Guillemot- (Godard, Truffaut, Catherine Breillat) Roberto Perpignani- (Welles, Bertolucci, Tavianni Brothers) Sylvia Ingemarsson- (Ingmar Bergman) Michal Leszczylowski- (Andrei Tarkovsky, Lukas Moodysson) Tony Lawson (Nic Roeg, Stanley Kubrick, Neil Jordan) and many more. Foreword by Walter Murch - three-time Oscar-winning Editor of 'Apocalypse Now', 'The English Patient', 'American Graffiti', 'The Conversation' and 'The Godfather Part II and III'.
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Film and Video Editing

Film and Video Editing

Conversatiom with Film Editors, Cambridge University Press. Adds substantially to the recorded experiences of editors. Ranvaud, Don (1988) Bertolucci on Bertolucci, Plexus. A lavishly illustrated book which is based on conversations ...

Author: Roger Crittenden

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135372705

Category: Social Science

Page: 208

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First published in 1995. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.
Categories: Social Science

Music Editing for Film and Television

Music Editing for Film and Television

Over the past few years, though, it has become more common for the film editor to find, cut, and edit the temp music. Many film editors have an excellent musical sensibility and good musical communication skills.

Author: Steven Saltzman

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136667909

Category: Music

Page: 310

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Making music for the movies is a complicated, involved, and challenging process. Music Editing for Film and Television covers the practical skills needed to successfully hone your craft. Through an overview of the music editing process, this book will equip you with detailed techniques to solve musical problems encountered during editing. An abundance of interviews with well-known professionals provide a wide range of perspectives on music editing for film, while special features address an array of projects, from a low-budget documentary, to a Hollywood blockbuster, to indie projects.
Categories: Music

Avid Editing

Avid Editing

Still, there were things about video editing that they liked better than film editing. So, they used the emerging power of personal computers to fashion a hybrid system that borrowed the best from both worlds. Film and Video—The Old Way ...

Author: Sam Kauffmann

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781136041464

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 448

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Avid Editing is a comprehensive guide covering Avid Xpress Pro, XPress Pro HD, and Xpress DV. Due to the similarity of Avid's interface across product lines, it is also relevant for Media Composer and other systems. Suitable for beginning editors or experienced editors new to the Avid, the book provides step-by-step instructions for hundreds of editing tasks in jargon-free terms. The chapters guide you through an editing project, while the accompanying DVD provides narrative footage to download for immediate, hands-on practice. The book can be read and studied at home, or while sitting in front of an Avid, following the book's step-by-step instructions. More than a software manual, this book delves into general editing techniques, principles, and pitfalls. The author is an experienced teacher who will help you master the Avid as well as improve your overall editing skills. This edition covers working with HD, the 16:9 widescreen, and the powerful Script Integration tool. In addition, there's new coverage of the issues facing indie filmmaker who is trying to decide how to go from the DV stage (shooting on mini-DV or DVCAM formats) to theatrical distribution. As well, there is new material on using Avid in PAL regions.
Categories: Performing Arts