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03-18-2004, 07:21 PM
I'm wondering, is there a textbook art to editing? I've edited videos of many topics, but never really thought if there's a right and wrong way of doing it, or a more artistic way of doing it. Are there books out there to learn the art of editing? Or should i just continue to study films that i see?
03-18-2004, 07:32 PM
Software specific or more on theory?
03-18-2004, 08:53 PM
Oops! I'm looking for more Theory type books.
03-19-2004, 08:37 PM
Shot by Shot, Steven D. Katz (http://www.mwp.com/books/directing/directing-shot-by.php4)
Cinematic Motion, also by Steven D. Katz (http://www.mwp.com/books/directing/directing-cinema.php4)
Setting Up Your Shots by Jeremy Vineyard (http://www.mwp.com/books/camera/set-shots.php4)
Directors Rob Cohen (Fast and Furious) and Robert Rodriguez (Spy Kids trilogy) offer some editing insights in their DVD commentaries.
03-20-2004, 01:42 AM
excellent, thanks for the reply dude.
08-22-2004, 01:21 AM
Hi, I'm looking if anyone has this book? and what you think of it?
In the Blink of an Eye by Walter Murch (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1879505622/qid=1093137645/sr=8-1/ref=sr_8_xs_ap_i1_xgl14/102-8092777-6553713?v=glance&s=books&n=507846)
I'm looking for some more film editing and directing books.
08-23-2004, 01:28 PM
I read the Walter Murch book and found it very interesting. It's not much of a theory book, more a compilation of personal wisdom he picked up on the way along with a very interesting rundown on how editing (and editing styles) developed over time. I can definitely recommend reading that. Another one I found interesting was an old book by François Truffaut, which is basically an in-depth interview with Alfred Hitchcock about every one of his movies. He explains a lot of filming and editing tricks in there. I think the english title is just "Hitchcock". I haven't really read any other books on editing yet ...
09-08-2004, 02:43 PM
This book is interesting too:
On Film Editing
by Edward Dmytryk
01-17-2006, 06:00 PM
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