Cut by Cut, 2nd edition by Gael Chandler
Editing Your Film or Video

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This second edition of Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video covers the current landscape of postproduction process, taking the reader step by step through the editor’s journey from receiving dailies to delivering on film, tape, file, or disk for YouTube, cinema, Blu-ray, or TV. The book guides the filmmaker through the operation of digital editing systems, sound and music editing and the mix, and tape, tapeless, and film workflows. The middle section lasers in on how to edit the footage: Make cuts, video effects, overlaps, and cheat shots as well as how to approach different genres such as comedy, documentary, drama, and music videos. The final section takes on music and sound editing and the mix, and wraps up by describing finishing processes including online, negative cutting, and DI processes.



About Gael Chandler

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Gael Chandler has edited comedies, dramas, documentaries, features, corporate videos, and promos, and cut on every type of medium: film, tape, and digital. Nominated twice for a Cable ACE award for editing a comedy series, she is a member of the Editors Peer Group of the Television Academy of Arts and Sciences and annually judges the Emmy and College TV awards. Her second book, Film Editing: Great Cuts Filmmakers and Movie Lovers Should Know, published in 2009, is filled with basic and complex editing concepts that make the invisible art of editing visible using 600 colorful frames from popular recent films. Her website is
Published June 1, 2012 by Michael Wiese Productions. 400 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment. Non-fiction

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