Film Editing

Film Editing

History, Theory, and Practice : Looking at the Invisible

Book - 2001
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McMillan Palgrave
This comprehensive examination of the film-editor's craft traces the development of editing from the primitive forms of early cinema through the upheavals caused by the advent of sound. Don Fairservice explores the challenges to convention that began in the 1960s and which continue to the present day. New digital technologies and the dominance of the moving image have produced a radical rewriting of the rules of audio-visual address. This detailed study outlines a fascinating history, and presents the "how's" and "why's" of film editing, and its complexities in our modern age.


Book News
This study traces the development of editing from its primitive beginnings in early cinema, through the crises accompanying the introduction of sound, and into the contemporary period. The book considers not only how editing is done, but also why it is done the way that it is. Twenty-five illustrations are included, mostly consisting of stills from films. Fairservice is a freelance film editor. The book is distributed by Palgrave. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Oxford University Press
The first-ever comprehensive examination of the film editor's craft from the beginning of cinema to the present day. Of all the film-making crafts, editing is the least understood. Using examples drawn from classic film texts, this book clarifies the editor's role and explains how the editing process maximises the effectiveness of the filmed material. Traces the development of editing from the primitive forms of early cinema through the upheavals caused by the advent of sound, to explore the challenges to convention that began in the 1960s and which continue into the twenty-first century. New digital technologies and the dominance of the moving image as an increasingly central part of everyday life have produced a radical rewriting of the rules of audio-visual address. It is not a technical treatise; instructive and accessible, this historically-based insight into filmmaking practice will prove invaluable to students of film and also appeal to a much wider readership.

Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press ; Vancouver : Distributed in Canada by UBC Press, 2001
ISBN: 9780719057779
0719057779
9780719057762
0719057760
Characteristics: xvi, 347 p. : ill ; 24 cm

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