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Learn the basic grammar of editing films and videos in Grammar of the Edit This book shows you in no uncertain terms independently of software what you absolutely need to know to edit your video production Whether you are just learning how to edit or you need a refresher, this book gives you a basic toolkit to understand the basic terms and the common practices of editing to help create a coherent and meaningful story or visual presentation 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 Grammar of the Edit begins with an explanation of the basic rules of visual construction that will allow you to arrange your footage logically The book takes you from the basic vocabulary of editing, to knowing when to cut and why , to transitions, and finally to good working practices Designed as an easy to use reference, each topic is covered succinctly and is accompanied by clear photographs and diagrams that illustrate the key concepts presented in the book Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of any filmmaker s library Don t miss the companion volume, Grammar of the Shot 2e, 9780240521213 A simple and clear overview of the principles of editingtimeless information that will improve your workCompanion website offers video examples of various types of cuts to bring the book s lessons to lifeTogether with its companion volume Grammar of the Shot, these little books are all the beginning filmmaker needs...

Title : Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition
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ISBN : 0240526007
Format Type : Paperback
Language : English
Publisher : Focal Press 3 edition March 29, 2013
Number of Pages : 232 pages
File Size : 690 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Grammar of the Edit, Third Edition Reviews

  • S. E. Peters
    2019-01-26 19:24

    Wow. Just wow! I learned so much from this book about film. It was like taking a class in my own home.

  • Daniel Cross
    2019-02-02 15:05


  • R. McClintick
    2019-01-28 15:02

    I still haven't finished reading this book, but it's super valuable in outlining the language for editing, directing, and producing. This is not a detailed complicated book for the editor alone, instead it's a guide for the processes of editing that any director, producer, editor, actor, artist, should have some awareness of.

  • Shawphi
    2019-02-19 12:02

    This book was part of the required reading for my introduction to editing class. It is phenomenal. It boils down all the major necessary points of editing into a simple, easy to understand book with illustrations that are great. This was the only book for that class and it was one of my favorite classes.

  • Amazon Customer
    2019-02-14 17:25

    Great for first time film makers

  • Michael L. Maninger
    2019-01-22 14:18

    Excellent book ! I will use this as a reference until I get this information down in my memory. I know have a basic understanding of what edits go with what shots.

  • K. Garner
    2019-02-10 11:58

    Great book for my editing class.

  • ocean babin
    2019-02-04 11:05

    Excellent copy and delivery.