Process of editing a film negative to match frame-for-frame the final locked workprint, or Edit Decision List. Chapter 10.
Laboratory technician who cuts, or conforms, the original camera film negative. Chapter 10.
Practice used by independent producers to secure production funding based on prior commitments of distribution. Chapter 12.
Commitment from a distributor, usually without advancing any cash, that it will release a movie if and when the filmmaker completes it. Chapter 12.
Digital editing, as in Final Cut Pro, Avid, and so on. Chapter 1.
Editing a clip without affecting the source material. Chapter 10.