First Cut

First Cut : Conversations with Film Editors

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First Cut offers an opportunity to learn what film editing really is, and to learn from the source. Gabriella Oldham's interviews with twenty-three award-winning film editors give a full picture of the complex art and craft of editing a film. Filled with animated anecdotes and detailed examples, and updated with a new preface, this book provides a comprehensive treatment of both documentary and feature film editing.

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  • Paperback | 440 pages
  • 147.32 x 223.52 x 27.94mm | 566.99g
  • University of California Press
  • BerkerleyUnited States
  • English
  • Twentieth Anniversary ed.
  • 0520274679
  • 9780520274679
  • 495,228

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"The real accomplishment of Oldham's book is her concentration on the psychology of editors rather than just their technical ingenuity ... Let's hope a third volume of this illuminating series will follow." -- Kevin Lewis Editors Guild Mag

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About Gabriella Oldham

Gabriella Oldham is a freelance writer. Her books include First Cut: Conversations with Film Editors (UC Press), and Keaton's Silent Shorts. Harrison Engle is the award-winning director and producer of more than 80 films, including the documentaries The Indomitable Teddy Roosevelt and The LOST Kennedy Home Movies.

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