Get the on-the-job experience you need to break into the world of professional video editing
It’s the old Catch-22: You can’t get professional editing experiences without working in the industry, and you can’t get an editing job without professional experience. That’s all about to change. The Craft of the Cut is the only editing guide that bridges that gap. It takes you inside the professional editor’s world and gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience so that you can confidently edit your own award-winning movies.
Not another “edit-by-the-numbers” primer, this handbook fully immerses you in the experience of editing an actual narrative short film. The Craft of the Cut:
Walks you through the entire post-production process of a professionally produced film—the ghost story Pranks—beginning with the shooting script and taking you through to sound design and color grading
Supplies all relevant media on DVD—from video rushes to production logs, including alternate takes and unused scenes
Show you how to use Final Cut Pro® X—the new game-changing editing software—as part of the post-production process
Ensures that, by the time you reach the end of the book, you’ll have mastered the skills needed to complete your own version of the movie
Whether you aspire to a career in editing or just want to take your own movies to the next level, The Craft of the Cut offers you a rare opportunity to acquire the on-the-job training you need.