FilmCraft: Editing

FilmCraft: Editing

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Part of Ilex's groundbreaking series on moviemaking, each of which offers in-depth interviews with a host of the most distinguished practitioners of their field, this book offers an unparalleled insight into the hidden art that is editing. The value of the editor's craft to a finished film cannot be underestimated, and it's no surprise that directors rely heavily on the same editor over and over again. Seventeen exclusive interviews with some of the world's top film editors, including Walter Murch, Virginia Katz, Joel Cox, Tim Squyres and Richard Marks, explore the art of film editing; its complex processes, the relationship with other film practitioners, and the impact of modern editing techniques. This book: features a great collection of photos and anecdotes from the heroes of the global industry Jeffrey P. Nesker (Director/Editor); features sumptuous film stills illustrating the editors thought processes and decision-making; is presented with legacies of the greatest 20th-century film editors including Peter Zinner, Dede Allen and Sally more

Product details

  • Paperback | 192 pages
  • 234 x 254 x 14mm | 798.32g
  • Octopus Publishing Group
  • Ilex
  • Lewes, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 300 colour illustrations
  • 1907579567
  • 9781907579561
  • 300,618

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""Again, while Film Craft: Editing is not a textbook, it gives so many hints and tips on how many of the top editors of the industry think and work, one can glean remarkable insights from their experiences. What comes out from the interviews are candid stories of experiences from different film projects. Most of all the sheer enthusiasm and love of film and their art of editing bursts from the page."--Impulsegamer" "FilmCraft is a new series from Focal Press that deconstructs the art of cinema by studying it from the inside. Each volume in the collection focuses on a different aspect of film production by gathering interviews with master craftsmen, who are able to relay a lifetime of experience in a series of intimate and informal conversations. The first two installments, " Editing" (Justin Chang) and "Cinematography" (Mike Goodridge and Tim Grierson), set a high bar for future volumes and are easily recommended sources of information and understanding "Editing" and "Cinematography" are both highly recommended reading for anyone who enjoys movies and has an interest in learning more about the process. There is nothing here that feels like a textbook, but the insight provided within can be held up against any film school lecture and benefits from offering the views of more than a dozen teachers. Take my advice and pick up these books immediately." "Based on the interviews in Justin Chang s book, I believe editors deserve more than their well deserved industry accolades. They deserve a space in the public consciousness. Sure, actors are the draw for most audiences. There has always been a matinee idol, be it Tom Cruise, Clint Eastwood or Errol Flynn, to help fill theater seats. And there are the rock-star directors: Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Quentin Tarantino Many of whom get their name above the title. But after reading Editing, you realize that the editor is the second head on the director s body; equally responsible for the story,show more

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