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The Healthy Edit: Creative Editing Techniques for Perfecting Your Movie

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Every film/movie/TV show, no matter how great the finished product, has its problems along the way. Often these problems are encountered once the shoot is over, and the task of fixing these story, continuity, visual problems fall to the editor. This book provides remedies for editors to employ when presented with a certain editorial issue.

Many films/shows go into production with unfinished scripts or storylines. Often times scenes, while apparently succesfully done when shot, turn out to be out of place or flawed in some other way when seen in the context of the entire film. This book allows editors to grasp what some of these problems they'll face might be, and provides them with creative solutions to solving these problems.

Editing is really all about problem solving - this book deals with troubleshooting.

Discussion on FCP/Avid

Section discussing the various VFX add-ons that are available to editors

Encompasses both the aesthetic and technical aspects of the art of editing

Chapter on Genre Editing Styles and Solutions

Case studies, discussion on music videos, documentaries, 30 second spots, all stepping stones to editing feature full length movies.

Accompanying Flash animations showing solutions/problems on the companion site

* Application-agnostic approach for editors showing how they 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 as well as before and after parts of movies that were fixed through techniques in the book

Synopsis:

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.

* 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

About the Author

Has edited over two dozen feature films for such companies as 20th Century Fox, New Line, Lorimar and LionsGate. He has also edited documentaries and reality-based shows from National Geographic to Playboy. His work has appeared in theaters worldwide as well as on HBO, National Geographic Channel, PBS, Starz and Showtime. Mr. Rosenberg’s feature work has spanned most genres, including the Jack Nicholson comedy Man Trouble, Mannequin: On the Move, Moving Violations, Totally Blonde, Mac and Me, The Convent, the cult thrillers Poison Ivy 3 with Jaime Pressly and Body Count with Alyssa Milano, the dramas Horseplayer and Made in Heaven, and the Christmas classic, Prancer. He has also headed post production for Live Entertainment (now Artisan/Lions Gate) and produced the TV pilot The Blue Light with Ernest Borgnine for Keenan Films. Mr. Rosenberg teaches a wide range of editing classes at UCLA Extension, including courses he developed on film doctoring and understanding genre, “Fix It in Post” and “Editing the Genre Film.” His other courses include: “The Art and Craft of Film Editing,” “The Aesthetic Choice: Understanding Motion Picture Editing” (online and classroom), “The Advanced Filmmakers Workshop (post-production),” and several hands-on workshops. His guest speakers, some of whom appear in this book, have included Conrad Buff (Titanic), Richard Chew (Star Wars), Arthur Coburn (Spiderman), William Goldenberg (National Treasure), Bruce Green (Princess Diaries), Richard Pearson (Quantum of Solace), and Jon Poll (Austin Powers trilogy). Mr. Rosenberg also teaches production, post production and an extensive variety of editing workshops at the Art Institute of California, the Independent Filmmakers Bootcamp, and the Learning Annex. He consistently receives top praise from students and department chairs. Mr. Rosenberg has extensive writing experience. He's written for documentaries and reality TV. His short stories appear in numerous literary journals, including The MacGuffin, Foliate Oak and First Class. His screenplays, Stan and Mary Take a Wife and The Blue Light, have been optioned and produced for film and television, respectively. Recently, he won the award for Most Outstanding Fiction at the Southern California Writers Conference.

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.

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780240814469
Author:
Rosenberg, John
Publisher:
Focal Press
Author:
Rosenberg, John
Subject:
Film - General
Subject:
Film and Television-Production
Publication Date:
20101131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
9.25 x 7.5 in

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

* 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

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