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Avid Editing for Film and Television: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users with CDROM


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Publisher Comments:

The digital editing systems offer a tremendous number of tools that open up a myriad of creative possibilities for the film and video maker, but are as a result difficult to master. Designed for students using Avid Xpress or Media Composer for the first time, this text has been organized to help beginning students understand the work they are doing in the classroom and to guide them through an editing project. The accompanying CD-ROM contain short narrative footage to download for immediate hands-on practice.Additional assignments appear at the end of some chapters to guide students through important tasks and increase their editing skills. A CD-ROM containing footage for a short narrative scene accompanies the text, providing all students with material to download into the machine to begin work almost immediately. The script for the scene appears at the end of the first chapter, providing the students with a blueprint to follow. The book is illustrated throughout with screen shots referring to the same scene, so that the student is able to follow the steps outlined in the book directly on the machine, thereby gaining the confidence required to work on his or her own projects. Complete step-by-step instructions assume no prior knowledgeCompanion CD-ROM contains footage from a narrative scene so that students can begin editing immediately

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A book/CD-ROM guide providing step-by-step instructions for editing tasks with the latest digital editing systems. Covers all aspects of the editing process, from basic to advanced techniques, with chapters organized in a logical progression to help both beginners and intermediate users. Includes numerous b&w photos and screen captures. The CD-ROM contains a dramatic scene, covered from a variety of camera angles, for editing practice. Kauffmann teaches digital editing and film production at Boston University's College of Communication.
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Audience: Beginning and Intermediate Avid Editors Shelf Classification: [Film/Post Production]


System requirements for CD-ROM: Macintosh with Avid; or, Microsoft Windows NT with Avid.

About the Author

Sam Kauffmann is a professor at Boston Universitys College of Communication, where he teaches digital editing and film production. He is an award-winning video and filmmaker with numerous credits as a cinematographer and editor. His work has aired on network and local television stations throughout America. Included among his credits are Show Your Love, Fire: Countdown to Disaster, Killing Time, Surviving the Family, and South Africa: Building Democracy, about six South Africans who are helping to build a new nation from the rubble of apartheid.

Associate Professor, Department of Film & Television, Boston University

Table of Contents

Preface; Getting Started; Basic Editing; The Project Window; Trimming; Menus; Digitizing; Sound; Advanced Editing; Titles; Effects; Saving Your Work; Keeping in Sync; Importing and Exporting; Finishing; Finishing on Film; The Present and Future

Product Details

(a guide for beginning and intermediate users )
Kauffmann, Sam
Focal Press/Butterworth-Heinemann
Boston :
Film - Reference
Film - Direction & Production
Motion pictures
Television - Reference
Video - Direction & Production
Digital video
Interactive multimedia
Video tapes
Avid Xpress
Edition Description:
Includes CD-ROM.
Series Volume:
Publication Date:
xxiv, 300 p.
26 cm.

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