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The Healthy Edit: Creative Editing Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie

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Description

John Rosenberg, Editor of over 2 dozen feature films for such companies as 20th Century Fox, New Line, and LionsGate. He has also edited documentaries and reality-based shows that have appeared on HBO, National Geographic Channel, PBS, Starz and Showtime. Mr. Rosenberg teaches a wide range of editing classes at UCLA Extension, including courses he developed on film doctoring and understanding genre.

Market: Professional editors, postproduction professionals, independent filmmakers, film students

Key Features:

* Application-agnostic approach for editors showing how you can successfully remedy problems with a film through creative editing techniques
* Features several in-depth interviews throughout with Hollywood movie editors on how they’ve employed these techniques on blockbuster features
* Companion website features Flash animations of editing techniques discussed in the book

Every film or show that we watch, no matter how great the final cut, has its problems during production. Whether it’s a bad performance from an actor, a hole in the story or script, continuity or pacing issues, or something being placed in a shot that shouldn’t be, there’s no shortage of problems encountered once postproduction has begun. Fixing these problems then becomes the job of the editor. This book provides those editors with creative editing solutions they can employ to overcome these problems and is the key to nursing a sick project back to health in the editing room.

Though the book takes an application-agnostic approach, specific solutions are presented for today’s most commonly used non-linear editing applications. Solutions more relevant to certain genres are discussed in-depth, as are solutions that editors can employ through the use of simple VFX techniques. Case studies and interviews with Hollywood editors provide readers with real-world problems encountered, and solutions used to overcome them. The companion website provides Quicktime videos and Flash animations visually demonstrating problems and how they were dealt with.

Contents:

Prescriptions for Success; Practitioners: Mastering the Art of Film Editing; The Film Doctor is In; The Instruments: Linear and Non-Linear Editing Systems; Alternative Medicine: Non-Traditional Treatments; Rotations: Genre Editing Styles 1; Rotations: Genre Editing Styles 2; Rotations: Genre Editing Styles 3; Internal Medicine: Coverage; Surgery: What Goes and What Stays; Psychiatry: Character Disorders; Psychiatry: Character Disorders 2

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