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Out of Order: Storytelling Techniques for Video and Cinema Editors by Ross Hockrow

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Acknowledgments

A great deal of time, effort, and brain power went into writing this book. First, I want to say that five years ago I started a mission. I was a young, self-taught filmmaker who relied solely on my editing skills to be a good filmmaker. When I started out, editing was really the only thing I could control from a budgetary standpoint because it was just my brain and the computer. Camera and lenses didn’t matter once the footage was shot. Needless to say, I was a terrible director when I first started out, but I saved many projects with editing. As I improved as a director, I realized how much editing really shaped who I was as a filmmaker. I worked backwards. I became a great editor first, and then slowly worked my way backwards ...

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