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

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Prologue

You might be asking yourself, “Prologue? Why is there a prologue in a book about editing video?” This isn’t exactly Game of Thrones here. It’s a fair question. Or maybe you’re asking the question I always ask myself when I open a book with a prologue: “Do I have to read this?” In this case, the answer is yes. This might be the single most important text you’ll read in this entire book. Before we even begin to examine the psychological filmmaking enigma that goes by the misleading name of editing, we must first explore exactly what the goal of editing really is. I understand that I’m going a bit out of order here...pun intended...but this is the way it needs to be.

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