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Film-editing books explain how some of your favourite films were made with so much style. They're sure to inspire you to make your masterpiece.

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Film Editing Books

Film-editing books explain how some of your favourite films were made with so much style. They're sure to inspire you to make your masterpiece.

  • Cut by Cut

    Gael Chandler

    Product Code: AQMRE
    What do a script, actors, some money, a crew, and a camera add up to? A good start. Good editing takes the film the rest of the way. This second edition of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video covers the current landscape of post-production process, taking the reader step by step through the editor's journey from receiving dailies to delivering on film, tape, file, or disk for YouTube, cinema, Blu-ray, or TV.

    The book guides the filmmaker through the operation of digital editing systems, sound and music editing and the mix, and tape, tapeless, and film workflows. The middle section lasers in on how to edit the footage: Make cuts, video effects, overlaps, and cheat shots as well as how to approach different genres such as comedy, documentary, drama, and music videos. The final section takes on music and sound editing and the mix, and wraps up by describing finishing processes including online, negative cutting, and DI processes.

    Clearly and completely lays out the editing journey from the first frame of the shoot to the final show sent out to tube, cinema, disk, or web for the world to see. Details the post-production process from dailies to finishing via online, negative cut, disk authoring, and the DI process. Describes how to approach cutting the footage: Make your first edits, deal with mismatches, and conquer action and dialogue scenes. Has additional advice distilled from fifteen interviews of working editors in multiple genres: features, news, MTV, comedy, reality TV, corporate, and more.

    Written by a master Hollywood editor who has worked on all types of projects from features to TV comedies to infomercials to documentaries to corporate videos and more.
    • £22.49
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  • Digital Film-making

    Mike Figgis

    Product Code: AIWXT
    In this indispensable guide to digital film-making, leading film-maker, Mike Figgis, offers the reader a step-by-step tutorial in how to use digital technology so as to get the best from it. He outlines the equipment and its uses, and provides an authoritative guide to the shooting process - from working with actors to lighting, framing, and camera movement. He further dispenses wisdom on the editing process and the use of sound and music, all the while establishing a sound aesthetic basis for the digital format. This handbook is essential whether your goal is to make no-budget movies, or simply to put your video camera to more use than just holidays and weddings.
    • £11.29
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  • The Videomaker Guide to Video Production


    Product Code: AHKHP
    From the editors of Videomaker Magazine comes this new edition that you have been waiting for. The Videomaker Guide Digital Video, fifth edition, provides information on all of the latest cutting edge tools and techniques necessary to help you shoot and edit video like the pro's. Learn about equipment, lighting, editing, audio, high definition, and all aspects of video from the leading experts on videography!
    • £21.09
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  • Filmmaking For Dummies

    Bryan Michael Stoller

    Product Code: AHJXB
    Now updated--the step-by-step secrets to capturing great moments on film With all the recent advancements in filmmaking technology, more people than ever are trying their hand at filmmaking. Keeping up with the newest information in this booming field, this updated edition of Filmmaking For Dummies features up-to-the-minute coverage of the latest and greatest hardware, software, accessories, and trends--including high-definition technology and new outlets for films such as YouTube and MySpace. It demystifies the nuts-and-bolts of filmmaking, from developing a project and securing financing to hiring a cast and crew, editing, and getting distribution. This new edition also provides new movie examples and updated contacts and resources. Whether people want to become professional filmmakers or simply shoot quality home movies, this practical guide has all the advice and tips needed to succeed.
    • £11.19
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  • The Filmmaker's Handbook

    Steven Ascher

    Product Code: AFSQA
    With a myriad of options and technology available to filmmakers, making a film is more affordable than ever. As legions of would-be filmmakers aspire to put their dreams on screen, to become the next Scorsese or viral YouTube hit, this comprehensive guide is more essential than ever. Covering digital video, film and even DSLR still cameras with video capabilities, two award winning filmmakers and teachers address all aspects of filmmaking.
    • £19.89
    • RRP £24.99
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