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Includes CD-ROM with footage you can use to practice editing!
THE DIGITAL WAY TO CUT VIDEO
Superb solutions to edit your video. For the amateur, turn your family videos into stories. For the professional, learn to cut your films using the latest digital video tips and tricks.
A pair of award-winning professionals share their insights. Editing Digital Video explains how to use any tool from iMovie or Premiere to appliances like Casablanca and Screenplay or professional systems such as Avid, Discreet, Media 100 to turn your imagination into results fast. Quickly acquire the skills you need to:
* EDIT COMMERCIALS, DOCUMENTARIES, FEATURE FILMS, AND MUSIC VIDEOS
* WORK WITH VIDEO, DVD, AND WEB-BASED MEDIA
* TAKE ADVANTAGE OF PROVEN TECHNIQUES FROM THE PROS
Anyone from amateurs to students to professionals can learn to edit and tell compelling stories using the results-oriented approach in Editing Digital Video. Plus, a companion CD-ROM with footage and exercises lets you practice on any system. With clear illustrations and a light touch, Editing Digital Video will guide you through the finer points of:
* Navigating the desktop
* Basic and advanced editing
* Creating Impact
* Organizing Projects
* Keys, mattes, and layering
* Titles and Effects
* Digital video formats
* Postproduction Workflow
* Editing Terminology
* Keyboard Shortcuts
* And much, much more!
With Editing Digital Video, you’ll finally unleash your creativity. Learn more in one session than you would from any user manual. A refreshingly realistic approach!
About the Author
Robert M. Goodman is an Emmy-nominated director and an award-winning writer/producer whose work has appeared on PBS and in dozens of countries around the world. He's a contributing editor for The Independent Film & Video Monthly and an acknowledged expert in digital production who has reviewed every major editing system introduced since 1994. Goodman has presented workshops at the major film festivals in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Atlanta, and for AIVF, IFP, SMPTE, Women in Film, and the Sony Corporation. He's been profiled on Bravo's Split Screen and is the co-producer of Stone Reader, which won the top two awards - the Audience Award for Best Feature Film and a Grand Jury Special Honor - at the 2002 Slamdance Film Festival.
Patrick J. McGrath is a faculty member at the Art Institute of Philadelphia and an Avid-certified instructor who has taught the art of editing to thousands of students over the past decade. As an independent producer, his recent projects have included commercials, documentaries, and over 70 live concert performances. During his long career as Executive Producer of Bell Atlantic Corporate Television, McGrath produced nearly one thousand programs and has won business, industry and teaching awards for his work. He has been a professional video editor since 1974.
Both authors live in Philadelphia.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
This book does a super job of explaining all the techniques of editing digitally without walking or talking like a boring, old textbook. It made even difficult concepts easy to understand, and it explained them in a conversational, even humorous way. It really helped me learn quickly and easily! You wanna get up to speed on digital editing quickly (and know what the pros know)? I highly recommend rushing a copy of this book to your house immediately!
The title of this book really says it all. It is an excellent combination of creative and technical tips and explanations. As a writer and producer who has been editing (mostly offline now) for 23 years, I was able to get information at a level that was appropriately technical without talking down to my well-honed creative side. Like Goldilocks said - this book was "Not too hard. Not too soft. It's just right." A well thumbed copy will be on my reference shelf.