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Editing for Moving Pictures

Legendary educational reformer John Dewey held a strong belief in “learning by doing.” The students at the Chicago school he and his wife, Alice, ran learned as much chemistry, physics, and biology by cooking meals as they did in the laboratory setting. Dewey’s ideas regarding the importance of practically based learning remain a valuable part of our learning system today.

Digital video editing requires an approach that mirrors the “learning by doing” process. Therefore, the majority of this chapter will have a “hands-on” feel as we give you a “walk-through” on how to engage in the process of digital video editing. While you can learn a great deal from this chapter, you will learn even more if you use it in connection ...

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