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Most video and film editors understand that the story is central to their work and that editing choices need to serve the telling of that story in the best way possible. What they may not know, however, are all the valuable techniques to making this craft appear seamless and part of the busy editor’s normal workflow. This book takes an approach to editing that both beginners and intermediate editors will find refreshing. While other books approach the topic of editing by teaching the functions of the editing software, this book explains how you can make smart choices and use those functions to affect the story.
In the book you’ll learn workflow tips, time saving techniques, linear and non-linear theory, cutting techniques, enhancing emotion through music and sound effects, leveling and mastering audio, color correction, and most importantly, the role editing can have on the telling of the story.
Additional techniques are shown through multiple step-by-step videos available on the author’s site as well as clips from a documentary the author created on editing.
Ross Hockrow has written and directed six feature films, three short films, and dozens of music videos and commercials. He is co-founder of CineStories which services clients such as SKYPE and Expedia. Ross has taught film theory and editing theory in over 150 cites worldwide, including two 40 city tours. His Out Of Order Tour: Understanding Storytelling and Editing Theory, on which this book is based, was sponsored by numerous high-profile companies such as Adobe, Canon, AJA and more.