On Film Editing: An Introduction to the Art of Film Construction
On Film Editing explains, in simple terms, the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes. Written in an informal "how-to-do-it" style, renowned director Edward Dmytyrk shares his expertise and experience in film editing in an anecdotal and philosophical way.
In On Film Editing, Dmytryk contends that many technicians and professionals on the film crew-- from the cameraman and his assistants to the producer and director-- must understand film editing to produce a truly polished work. In this book he explains in layman's terms the principles of film editing, using examples and anecdotes from almost five decades in the film industry.
A perfect introduction to film editing.
Written in easy to understand language
Supported by examples from famous films and the author's vast experience.
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Review: On Film EditingUser Review - Marcus Ionis - Goodreads
Prior to the 90s, there were few and far between of books about editing. Most involved with the mechanics but even fewer discussed the art. Dmytryk whom was an experienced editor laid out the rules ... Read full review
Review: On Film Editing: An Introduction to the Art of Film ConstructionUser Review - James - Goodreads
The first chapters of this book are nauseating. On and on about how important an editor is (which I don't disagree with, but...) and how editors save films, and how many bad editors there are in ... Read full review