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Grammar of the Edit, 2nd Edition by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

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Chapter Seven

The Final Cut: Additional Editing Topics you are Bound to Encounter

QUESTION: What is expected of an editor?

ANSWER: These days, much is expected of an editor. Depending on the job size, budget, and purpose, many editors are tasked with performing more than just straight cuts — graphics creation, motion effects work, music selection, and audio mixing may all be part of the modern editor’s responsibilities.

Having covered many topics regarding shot type, shot quality, transition types, edit categories, and working practices, we are all in a good place to go out and start editing. No one source of information will be able to tell you everything about the art, craft, and job requirements of an editor, but, by now, you should have ...

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