On Film Editing

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Taylor & Francis, Nov 12, 2012 - Performing Arts - 148 pages
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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.
 

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User Review  - Josh - Goodreads

If you have any interest in editing, or even a general deeper understanding of filmmaking, this book should be required reading. It can be hard to find and a bit expensive to buy, but it is certainly ... Read full review

Contents

1 Titles and Definitions
1
2 Who Cuts the Film?
7
3 Smooth CuttingThe Ideal
11
4 The Cutter Begins
17
5 Youve Got to Have a Reason
23
6 The Action Cutand What Makes It Work
27
7 Keep It Fresh and Fast with the Overlap
35
8 Trying a Little Harder
43
11 If You Cant Make It Smooth Make It Right
71
12 Knowing Your Audience
77
Why How and If
83
14 EditingSimple and Pure
89
15 More of the Same
103
16 Rescuing the Actor
131
17 Where It All BeganThe Montage
135
Epilogue
145

9 Cutting Dialogue
47
10 The Reaction Is What Really Counts
65
Filmography of Edward Dmytryk
147
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