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  • Carlos Eduardo

    April 9, 2005 at 6:53 pm

    Hi guys,

    Could u indicate me good books about the art of editing? Not target for a specifics softwares, (avid or apple final cut, etc), but editing in general.

    thanx
    ce

  • person lastly

    April 10, 2005 at 3:22 pm

    i’ve read “In the Blink of an Eye”, “The Conversations : Walter Murch and the Art of Editing”, and “First Cut: Conversations With Film Editors”.

    In the Blink of an Eye is a good quick read. written by murch discusses why editing works basically. and how he approaches film editing. also talks about how important sound is.

    The Conversations : Walter Murch and the Art of Editing is a book written by Michael Ondaatje (writer of English patient, a film cut by Murch). they became friends and michael basically wrote a book about all there meetings together. we hosted Ondaatje at slice (where i work) when he came through town for a reading on the book. Murch, sadly, was not with him. murch. murch. murch. he’s all us editors talk about isn’t it?

    First Cut: Conversations With Film Editors is a great book. basically it’s many film editors perspective on how they approach various types of films. shows how broad the art of editing can be.

    there are plenty of others is you do a search on amazon for film editing. i would like to see other editor recommends as well.
    kvl

  • Chris Bové

    April 11, 2005 at 1:26 pm

    – “Behind the Seen: How Walter Murch Edited Cold Mauntain”
    – “On Film Editing” by Edward Dmytryk
    – “Blink of an Eye” by Walter Murch

    If it’s editing practices you’re looking for, then formats shouldn’t matter (film/video).

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    \`(=)`/…Pixel Monkey
    `(___)

  • Erik Hermesman

    April 12, 2005 at 8:02 am

    “The Technique of Film Editing”

    very old, but very good.

  • Andy George

    April 14, 2005 at 3:17 pm

    “The art and Science of Digital Compositing” by Ron Brinkman is an excellent book.

    Its considered the “bible” amoungst compositors but I think every editor should read it if they are interested in compositing or not. If anything just for the first 3 chapters. Chapter two alone explains:

    Pixels, components, and channels
    Spatial resolution
    Bit Depth
    Normalized values
    The HSV color Representation
    Digital Image File Formats
    Vendor Implementations of File Formats
    Compression
    Choosing a File Format
    and
    Nonlinear Color Spaces

    Its not an easy read, but if you want a indepth understand of the files you are working with and how to manipulate them its a must have.

    The days when an editor can just be an artist and not a geek are over (g)
    (that ought to spark some disscusion!)

    Andy George

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