Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video

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  • Edition: 2nd
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  • Copyright: 2012-06-01
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This second edition covers the current landscape of postproduction process, taking the reader step by step through the editor's journey from receiving dailies to delivery, the operation of digital editing systems, mix editing, and creating effective cuts.

Author Biography

Gael Chandler has edited comedies, dramas, documentaries, features, corporate videos, and promos, and cut on every type of medium. Nominated twice for a Cable A.C.E. award, she is a member of the Editors Peer Group of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and annually judges the Emmy and College TV awards. Her second book, Film Editing: Great Cuts Filmmakers and Movie Lovers Should Know, reveals the secrets of artful editing using 600 color frames from recent popular films.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. x
2nd Edition Forewordp. xi
1st Edition Forewordp. xiv
Preface: The Practical Alchemy of Editingp. xvii
Acknowledgmentsp. xix
Permissionsp. xx
Introduction: Stepping Aboard and Navigating the Bookp. xxiii
Setting up and Organizing your Project
Introductionp. 1
Starting Your Project
Introductionp. 2
Decisions, Decisions: Getting Started on the Right Path through Postproductionp. 3
Project Checklistp. 26
Video, Digital, and Film Basics: Terms, Concepts, and Practicesp. 28
Organizing for Editing
Introductionp. 64
Setting Up the Cutting Room: Workflows, Labeling Shots, and Other Common Cutting Room Tasksp. 65
DIY Postproduction Schedulep. 100
Preparing Dailies
Stage One: Budget Form for Dailiesp. 101
Introductionp. 139
How to Approach the Footage
Introductionp. 140
To Cut or Not to Cut: Where to Cut and Whyp. 141
Everyday Editing Challengesp. 172
From Animation to Reality: Editing Different Genresp. 193
Getting from First Cut to Final Cut
Introductionp. 222
Making the Cuts: Editing on a Digital Systemp. 223
The Process: Getting from First Cut to Locked Cutp. 252
Tape and Tapeless Show Continuity Formp. 276
Film Show Continuity Formp. 277
Stage Two: Budget Form for Editingp. 278
Completing Your Project
Introductionp. 279
Sound, Music, and the Mix
Introductionp. 280
Designing Sound and Musicp. 281
Editing and Mixing Sound and Musicp. 311
ADR Cue Sheet
Stage Three: Budget Form for Sound, Music, and the Mixp. 338
Finishing and Delivering
Introductionp. 342
Finishing on Tape, File, or the Webp. 343
Finishing on Film and via Digital Intermediaryp. 385
Final Wrap-Upp. 407
Stage Three: Budget Form for Finishingp. 408
How to Find an Editing Jobp. 410
Resourcesp. 418
Glossaryp. 425
Bibliographyp. 463
Indexp. 469
About the Authorp. 477
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