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Make the Cut

Book Description

First published in 2010. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Half Title
  3. Title Page
  4. Copyright Page
  5. Table of Contents
  6. Dedications
  7. Acknowledgments
  8. Preface
  9. Part 1 Getting Started
    1. Chapter 1 On Your Way
      1. 1.1 Find an Assistant
      2. 1.2 Know Your Tools
      3. 1.3 Basic Setups
      4. 1.4 Bank It
      5. 1.5 Move to Hollywood
      6. 1.6 Create Your Resume
      7. 1.7 Your Favorite Five
      8. 1.8 Find the Job
      9. 1.9 Prepare for the Interview
      10. 1.10 The Interview
    2. Chapter 2 Before Your First Day on the Job
      1. 2.1 Be Prepared
      2. 2.2 Script Elements
      3. 2.3 Scene Breakdown
      4. 2.4 Schedule for Elements
      5. 2.5 Continuity
      6. 2.6 Wall Continuity
      7. 2.7 Measurement Charts
      8. 2.8 SFX
      9. 2.9 MX: Needle Drops and Score
      10. 2.10 Playback: MX and PIX
      11. 2.11 VFX
      12. 2.12 Stock
      13. 2.13 Order the Supplies
    3. Chapter 3 Your First Day
      1. 3.1 Setting Up the Project Window
      2. 3.2 Settings
      3. 3.3 Import FX and MX
      4. 3.4 Binders and Paperwork
      5. 3.5 Spec and Format Sheets
      6. 3.6 Meet the Crew
    4. Chapter 4 Your Second Day
      1. 4.1 Importing Dailies
      2. 4.2 Interpreting Paperwork
      3. 4.3 Watch the Dailies
      4. 4.4 Continue to Digitize or Begin to Organize
      5. 4.5 Setting the Bin
      6. 4.6 Communicating
      7. 4.7 Archiving as You Go
      8. 4.8 MX and Needle Drop Bins
      9. 4.9 When Dailies Are Completed
    5. Chapter 5 Edit and Distribute the Cut
      1. 5.1 Editor’s Cut
      2. 5.2 Taking Notes
      3. 5.3 Recording Temp ADR
      4. 5.4 Preserving Copies
      5. 5.5 Lifts
      6. 5.6 Scene Timings and Total Measurements
      7. 5.7 Building a Cut
      8. 5.8 Cutting the Recap
      9. 5.9 Shipping
      10. 5.10 Director’s Cut
      11. 5.11 Privacy in the Editing Room
      12. 5.12 Producer’s Cut
      13. 5.13 The Locked Show
    6. Chapter 6 Get Ready to Online
      1. 6.1 Create a Locked Sequence Bin
      2. 6.2 Remove Add Edits and Check for Jump Cuts
      3. 6.3 Format the Locked Sequence
      4. 6.4 Complete the Format Sheet
      5. 6.5 Create the Locked Continuity and MX Sheet
      6. 6.6 Prepare the ADR List
      7. 6.7 Prepare the VFX Notes
      8. 6.8 Reassign Tracks
      9. 6.9 Create the Chase Cassette (DVD)
      10. 6.10 Create the PIX and Audio Edit Decision Lists (EDLs) and the OMFs
      11. 6.11 Prepare for SFX and MX Spotting
      12. 6.12 Duplicate the Script and Sound Reports
    7. Chapter 7 Assisting Protocols for Documentaries
      1. 7.1 Elements of a Documentary
      2. 7.2 Sort the Footage
      3. 7.3 Create a Radio Cut
      4. 7.4 Stock Footage
      5. 7.5 Stills
      6. 7.6 Titling
      7. 7.7 Use of SFX and MX
      8. 7.8 Finishing the Documentary
    8. Chapter 8 Assisting Protocols for Reality Shows
      1. 8.1 Dailies
      2. 8.2 Basic Management
      3. 8.3 Work Space Synchronization
      4. 8.4 Offline and Online Management
      5. 8.5 Digitizing and Organizing Dailies
        1. …Step 1: Stacking
        2. …Step 2: Overlapping Clips
        3. …Step 3: Check for Timecode Drift
        4. …Step 4: Synching Each Camera to the Base Camera on V1
        5. …Step 5: Set Auxiliary TC for the Base Camera
        6. …Step 6: Adjust the Aux TC for the Rest of the Cameras
        7. …Step 7: Add Edits at Every Place on the Sequence Where a Clip Starts or Stops
        8. …Step 8: Creating the Subclips from the Sequence
        9. …Step 9: Create the Multigroup by Auxiliary TC
      6. 8.6 Project Organization
      7. 8.7 Outputs
      8. 8.8 Things to Check Before Outputting a QT or DVD
      9. 8.9 QuickTimes
      10. 8.10 DVD Outputs
      11. 8.11 Locking
      12. 8.12 Up-Rezzing
      13. 8.13 Audio for OMF
      14. 8.14 Prepping for Online
      15. 8.15 Assisting on FCP in Reality Television
      16. 8.16 Importing and Organizing the Project
      17. 8.17 Multiclips
      18. 8.18 B Rolls
      19. 8.19 SFX and MX
      20. 8.20 Transcriptions
      21. 8.21 Story Stringout
      22. 8.22 Output
      23. 8.23 Online
      24. 8.24 Audio Prep for Online
      25. 8.25 In Summary
    9. Chapter 9 First Day Observations in the Editing Room
      1. 9.1 A Day on Episodic Television
        1. …Laura Sempel (American Intern 2010)
      2. 9.2 Different Venue in Episodic Television
        1. …Andreas Arnheiter (International Intern 2010)
      3. 9.3 A Day on a Feature
        1. …Paul Penczner (American Intern 2010)
      4. 9.4 A Day on Reality
        1. …Nompi Vilakaze (International Intern 2010)
      5. 9.5 In Summary
  10. Part 2 Protocol
    1. Chapter 10 The Unwritten Rules of the Editing Room
      1. 10.1 Be on Time (15 Minutes Early)
      2. 10.2 Make the Coffee
      3. 10.3 Unlock the Editing Rooms
      4. 10.4 Boot Up
      5. 10.5 Prepare for the Day
      6. 10.6 Informative Messages and Post-it Notes
      7. 10.7 Grooming
      8. 10.8 Know the Phones
      9. 10.9 Ask Down, Not Up
    2. Chapter 11 Personality
      1. 11.1 Have a Yes Attitude
      2. 11.2 Make Eye Contact
      3. 11.3 Admit Mistakes
      4. 11.4 Be Honest
      5. 11.5 Be Proactive
      6. 11.6 Leave Your Problems at Home
      7. 11.7 Crying
      8. 11.8 Arguing
      9. 11.9 Lodging Complaints
      10. 11.10 Gossiping
      11. 11.11 Noise and Personal Hygiene
      12. 11.12 Creating Ambience Levels
    3. Chapter 12 Navigating the Room
      1. 12.1 Entering the Room
      2. 12.2 Know When to Leave the Room
      3. 12.3 Answering the Phones
      4. 12.4 Reading the Room
      5. 12.5 Taking Notes
      6. 12.6 Giving Your Opinion on a Scene
      7. 12.7 Triangulation
      8. 12.8 Email Etiquette
  11. Part 3 Make the Cut
    1. Chapter 13 Approaching Your Career
      1. 13.1 Get into a Cutting Room
      2. 13.2 Develop a Relationship with the Post Staff
      3. 13.3 Find a Mentor
      4. 13.4 Keep a Journal
      5. 13.5 One-Year Plan
      6. 13.6 Gracefully Leaving Your Nonunion Job
      7. 13.7 When to Look for Work
      8. 13.8 Choose Your Genre: From Features to Television
    2. Chapter 14 Plan Ahead and Move Up
      1. 14.1 Three-Year Plan
      2. 14.2 Money Management
      3. 14.3 Perform at Your Highest Level
      4. 14.4 Edit Every Day
      5. 14.5 Upward Mobility
      6. 14.6 Cementing Relationships
      7. 14.7 Gracefully Leaving Your Union Job
    3. Chapter 15 On the Brink of Editing
      1. 15.1 Five-Year Plan
      2. 15.2 That Promised Seat
      3. 15.3 Expanding Your Network
      4. 15.4 Advanced Skills
      5. 15.5 Editing Styles
      6. 15.6 Edit During Hiatus
      7. 15.7 Remaining an Assistant
      8. 15.8 In Conclusion
  12. Part 4 Commonality
    1. Chapter 16 Editors Panel Discussion
  13. Glossary
  14. Index