Grammar of the Edit

ISBN-10: 024052120X

ISBN-13: 9780240521206

Edition: 2nd 2009 (Revised)

Authors: Roy Thompson, Christopher J. Bowen, Christopher J. Bowen

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If you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two shots?' Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of the filmmaker's library. * A simple and clear overview of the principles of editing...timeless information that will improve your work * Designed as a quick reference: each topic covered in a two-page spread * Together with its companion volume Grammar of the Shot, these little books are all the beginning filmmaker needs
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List price: $22.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 4/8/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

What is Editing?
What is an Edit? Transitions Between Shots
What Types of Edits are there?
The Cut
The Dissolve
The Fade
The Wipe
When to make the Cut? For reasons of
Camera Angle
The Five Most Common Edit Categories
The Action Edit (continuity)
Screen Position Edit (screen direction, directing the eye)
Form Edit (match cut or match dissolve)
Concept Edit (use of symbolism/themes to underline action/meaning)
Combined Edit (several categories combined in one transition)
The Editor?s Challenge: How to Handle Difficult Footage
Scenarios where Film Language and Shooting-For-Editing got mixed up during production and how the editor might save the day in post
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