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The Technique of Film and Video Editing, 4th Edition by Ken Dancyger

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Nonlinear Editing and Digital Technology II

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In the last chapter we introduced the notion that there is a tradition of nonlinear storytelling and that the technological shift to nonlinear editing has accelerated the consideration that this alternative approach to story is a viable option. As an option, however, it proceeds differently regarding shot selection and pace principally because the audience no longer experiences the narrative through a single main character; nor is the audience following the experience of that character from crisis to resolution.1 Indeed we may be following multiple main characters, and there ...

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