Most video and film editors understand that the story is central
to their work and that editing choices need to serve the telling of
that story in the best way possible. What they may not know,
however, are all the valuable techniques to making this craft
appear seamless and part of the busy editor’s normal
workflow. This book takes an approach to editing that both
beginners and intermediate editors will find refreshing. While
other books approach the topic of editing by teaching the functions
of the editing software, this book explains how you can make smart
choices and use those functions to affect the story.
In the book you’ll learn workflow tips, time saving techniques, linear and non-linear theory, cutting techniques, enhancing emotion through music and sound effects, leveling and mastering audio, color correction, and most importantly, the role editing can have on the telling of the story.
Additional techniques are shown through multiple step-by-step videos available on the author’s site as well as clips from a documentary the author created on editing.