Book DescriptionIf you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two shots?'
Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of the filmmaker's library.
Table of Contents
- Half Title
- Title Page
- Chapter One – Editing Basics
Chapter Two – Understanding the Footage
- Basic Shot Types
- Shot Descriptions
- Increasing Shot Complexity
- Simple Shots
- Complex Shots
- Developing Shots
- Reviewing the Footage — Selecting the Best Shots
- What Could Make or Break a Shot?
- Audio Quality
- Exposure and Color Temperature
- Framing and Composition
- Screen Direction
- 180 Degree Rule/Axis of Action
- 30 Degree Rule
- Matching Angles
- Matching Eye-Line
- Continuity of Action
- Continuity of Dialogue
- Be Familiar with All of the Footage
- So How Does All of This Help You?
- End of Chapter Two Review
- Chapter Three – When to Cut and Why?
- Chapter Four – Transitions and Edit Categories
- Chapter Five – General Practices for Editors
- Chapter Six – Working Practices
- Chapter Seven – The Final Cut: Additional Editing Topics You Are Bound to Encounter
- Title: Grammar of the Edit, 2nd Edition
- Release date: October 2012
- Publisher(s): Focal Press
- ISBN: 9780240521206