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The Filmmaker's Guide to Final Cut Pro Workflow by Dale Angell

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A Letter from the Author

I edited my first film in 1974 on rewinds and a viewer. I also had a mag reader that could interlock three tracks of sound. My focus shifted to sound editing and mixing, but for the next ten years I continued editing on film using Steenbeck, Movieolla, and Kem flatbed editors. The vast majority of my editing was done on the ubiquitous Movieolla upright, rewinds, and several good film bins. I still bear the physical scars from runaway reels and inattentive use of my cherished Revis splicers. To this day, I thrill when entering an old editing room that still has the smell of a “real” editing room, that wondrous mix of acetate, acetone, and stale coffee.

But time marches on. In the eighties, I was back editing picture and ...

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