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  • Posted by Adnan on May 9, 2005 at 11:00 am

    Editing through tools is easy. I want some good tips or websites which teach the relation ship between scenes which are cut and joined, i.e. the camera angle, sound overlap, dialog, how to bring about the desired mood and effect to give the correct message by using right camera cuts techniques.

    Adnan replied 19 years ago 4 Members · 4 Replies
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  • Walter Biscardi

    May 9, 2005 at 12:00 pm

    If you’re cutting with Final Cut Pro, check out Jerry Hofmann’s book on editing with FCP 4. He gives as much instruction on the “why” you’re making the edit as he does on the technical info about the program.

    You essentially cut a short film along with Jerry and it’s a very good all around editing book.

    Walter Biscardi, Jr.
    Creative Genius, Biscardi Creative Media

    Now in Production, “The Rough Cut,”

    “I reject your reality and substitute my own!” – Adam Savage, Mythbusters

  • Everette Andal

    May 9, 2005 at 3:14 pm

    The book “In the Blink of an Eye” by Walter Murch is a great source for the info you are looking for.

  • Chris Bové

    May 10, 2005 at 12:52 pm

    Actually, yes – anything by Walter Murch. Google “Murch” and “transitions” to find some great articles and conversations. (There was a terrific explanation of transitions and their various uses in the recent A.C.E. Magazine, “Cinema Editor”…

    Also, one of the best-written books in a while, “Behind The Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mountain” (

    While Murch may not be everyone’s cuppa joe, he has some very well-polished, plain-English explanations.

    \`(=)`/…Pixel Monkey

  • Adnan

    May 10, 2005 at 2:34 pm

    Thank you all. Those were very usuful. Also please recomend me any dos and donts book or website for documantary making. Thanks.

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