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Nonlinear Editing Storytelling, Aesthetics, and Craft

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ISBN-10: 1578200962

ISBN-13: 9781578200962

Edition: 2002

Authors: Bryce Button

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This text is designed to convey the artistic considerations and techniques that experienced editors need to employ in editing digital stock. The CD-ROM includes source materials for practicing demonstrated techniques.
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Book details

List price: $53.95
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 1/7/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 523
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 2.442
Language: English

Who Am I and Why Did I Write This Book?
Interview with Tom Rolf
Goals of the Book
Who Might Enjoy Reading This Book?
How to Use This Book
Topics Not Discussed
Gathering the Editor's Tools
The Personal Quiver
The Joy of Journals, Concept Maps, and Research
Improving Visual Literacy
Getting to Know Pace and Rhythm
Gathering Patience and Understanding Politics
The Tale of Michael Horton--the Actor Turned Editor
"The Stuff"
The Equipment Rucksack
The Right Tools for the Job
Exercise--Tools I'd Like; Tools I Need
Outside Resources
Planning the Process
Budgeting Time and Personnel
Logging and Suggested Bin Structures
Initial Assembly
First Rough Cut
Breaks and Reviews
Understanding the Role of the Nervous Breakdown
Interview with Mary Sweeney
First Fine Cut
Note on Family and Lovers
Exercise--The Time Spreadsheet
CD and Outside Resources
Giving Respect Where Respect Is Due
Script as Architecture
Directorial Intent
Camera Angles and Movement
Reading the Light
Reading the Actor
Historical Evolution of Editing Theory and Dawn of Digital Cinema
Interview with David Emrich
Exercise--Predicting Flow
Outside Resources
Gathering Around the Campfire
Stories and Their Purpose
In the Beginning
Nine Main Myths
Campbell and the Hero's Journey
The Editor's Role as Storyteller
Exercise--The Visual Story of Your Life
CD and Outside Resources
Overcoming Story Problems
Problems of Plot
Interview with Philip Taylor
Problems of Character
Image at the Heart
Exercise--Scene Breakdown
CD and Outside Resources
Tripping on Transitions
End-desired Structure
Building Blocks of Drama for the Editor
Shot, Scene, Sequence
Discovering the Beat
The Art of Revelation
Six Elements of an Edit, Treatment, and Dmytryk's Rules
Interview with Jon Mauldin
Search for the Invisible Edit
Power of Comics
Exercise--Identifying Transition Types
CD and Outside Sources
Color and Composition
Meaning of Color and Visual Design
Chad's story
Seeing an image from a color blind perspective
The Color Wheel and Relationships
Interview with Kane Platt
Color as Actor
Rule of Thirds
The math of the golden mean
Depth and Position
Shading and Texture
Core Shapes and Movement
Central Point of Interest
Exercise--A Trip to the Art Museum
CD and Outside Resources
Compositing and the Editor
Editing in the Vertical Plane
Keys and Their Application
Interview with David Baud
Weight and Meaning
Form, Text, and Meaning
Importing Logos and EPS Files
Experimentation and Discovery
Keeping the Ego in Check
Exercise--Collage Work
CD and Outside Resources
Dynamic Sound
Sound as Character
Invisible Sound
Elongating and Enlarging Sound Effects
Tone and Pitch
The Sound of Vietnam
Preparing for the Composer
Purpose of the Mix
Preparing for the Mix
Exercise--Lynch and Badalamenti
CD and Outside Resources
How Do I Break In?
Getting to Know You
What's Required?
To Freelance or Take the Position?
Resumes, Phone Calls, and Rejection
Who Actually Hires?
Who You Know and Who Knows You
Resources for Jobs
Interview with Rick Kent
Exercise--Resume Preparation and Personal Mission Statements
Outside Resources
Clients and Chaos
Who's Paying the Bills?
Converting Conflict to Collaboration
Educating the Client
Handling Criticism
Educating and Maintaining Yourself
Look After Yourself
Buying Time to Care
Exercise--Strengths and Weaknesses
CD and Outside Resources
Conclusions and Continuity
The Path of the Craft
How to Learn
What to Look for in a Project
For Love or Money?
Interview with Elizabeth Rufenacht
Moving to the Next Tool
Moving to the Next Job
Exercise--Two-Year Plan
Outside Resources
Useful Lists
General Editing "Rules"
Preparing for Post--A General Guide
Avid Media Composer Tips and Power Plays
Media 100 Tips
Final Cut Pro Quick Tip Sheet
Bin Examples
Job Flow Sheet
Compositing Worksheet
Story Structure Questions
Internet Considerations
2:3 Pulldown Explained
General Editing Book References
Freedom vs. Responsibility: The Freelancer
What's on the CD?
Image Files
Mac Classic Software
Mac OS X software
Palm DB folder
Photoshop Goods
Sound Files
Totally Hip Software
Useful Documents
Windows Software