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The Technique of Film and Video Editing is not a primer on how to edit although there are plenty of examples of how certain cuts were and are made. The book is more of an explanation and examination of the guiding principles that go into successful editing - both from a technical and historical perspective. The author describes what the goals of the editor should be including editing for narrative clarity, subtext, aesthetics, and dramatic emphasis, all showing how to evoke specific audience responses.
About the Author: Ken Dancyger, is a Professor of Film and Television at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University as well as the author of numerous books on screenwriting, editing, and production.
Learn how to strengthen your story and engage your audience through the editing process
Examples, analysis, and film stills from great movies
Chapters covering the creative goals of editing - learn the why behind editing choices, especially as they relate to narrative clarity, dramatic emphasis, subtext, and aesthetics
Films to be discussed include A History of Violence, Atonement, The Departed, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Michael Clayton, and more