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Technique of Film EditingTechnique of Film Editing, by Karl Reisz

Though The Technique of Film Editing has not been revised since 1968, it is still the single most comprehensive and engaging volume on film editing. Karel Reisz and Gavin Millar introduce readers to every aspect of the editor's craft. They provide a concise history of editing and describe editing style as it applies to every genre of moviemaking, including the many types of narrative and documentary films.

 

 

 

 

Nonlinear - A Field Guide to Digital Video and Film EditingNonlinear - A Field Guide to Digital Video and Film Editing, by Michael Rubin

Now in its fourth edition, this up-to-date manual provides cross-platform instruction for nonlinear editing. Topics include: online and offline editing, post-production process, digital video compression and MPEG, telecine and 3:2 pulldown, DVD authoring and much, much more. A thorough and practical guide, Nonlinear is an indispensible read for the student as well as the professional.

 

 

 

 

The Avid Handbook: Advanced Techniques, Strategies, and Survival Information for Avid Editing Systems The Avid Handbook: Advanced Techniques, Strategies, and Survival Information for Avid Editing Systems, by Greg Staten and Steve Bayes

Brimming with workflow efficiencies for the experienced editor, "The Avid Handbook" teaches you the hows and whys of operating the system in order to reach streamlined, creative end solutions. This book emphasizes time-saving techniques, shortcuts, and workflow procedures - the true keys to getting a job done
About the Author

Staten is Principal Instructor at Avid Technology. For the last several years Greg has traveled the world speaking at major conferences and seminars keeping Avid users and instructors up-to-date on areas such as advanced editing techniques, online process, color correction, and effects design

 

 

The Avid Handbook : Intermediate Techniques, Strategies, and Survival Information for Avid Editing Systems The Avid Handbook : Intermediate Techniques, Strategies, and Survival Information for Avid Editing Systems, by Steve Bayes

The Avid Handbook caters to video editors bordering on intermediate who are ready to unleash the full power of the Avid but don't know where to start. Rather than focusing on arcane keystrokes, the book teaches production procedures, the real key for getting a job done. Time saving, shortcuts, and strategies are emphasized, and the author tackles such real-world problems as set up, keeping a facility running, minimizing crashing, and troubleshooting head on. Bayes has helped thousands to avoid downtime and maximize creative time.