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ISBN-13: 978-0240818566 ISBN-10: 0240818563 Edition: 5th

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 486 pages
  • Publisher: Focal Press; 5 edition (July 6, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0240818563
  • ISBN-13: 978-0240818566
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 7.5 x 1.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #275,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Still, it's important that I stay up-to-date with what goes on "upstream" of my job so that I can better work with the picture people.
John Purcell
Every chapter started with a very practical page or two that introduced the reader to the editing topic, and that was a great way to get students into the chapter.
Charles B. Unger
We used this book in a little training class that basically started us from nothing to being able to fully use the AVID Editing software!
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Charles B. Unger on October 31, 2012
Format: Paperback
It's easy to write a book about teaching the Avid from a purely technical point of view. There are many books out there that cover how to use this non-linear editing system. However, "Avid Editing, Fifth Edition: A Guide for Beginning and Intermediate Users" by Kauffmann and Kennedy, not only covers the technical aspect of using the Avid very well, but also includes many practical applications and examples for what makes great cuts and how things really work in a professional editing room. As a working professional in the film industry, with years of experience in features & TV shows, I was very impressed with the "real world" practical theories and examples that the authors used. From their knowledge, I can tell that they're working editors as well, who also have their passion projects like all of us do. They are sharing their love of the craft on each and every page. I think that this is the first book to really combine the technical aspects of Avid with the aesthetics of film editing. Every chapter started with a very practical page or two that introduced the reader to the editing topic, and that was a great way to get students into the chapter. I especially liked the "Editing Tips" in Chapter Five. It's very important to remind film students that editing is a 100-year old art form and that the technical side of editing is only there to serve the needs of the project. I've enjoyed using this book in my editing classes and will continue to use it. Thanks again Kauffmann, Kennedy & Focal Press for making my editing course easier.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By John Purcell on July 27, 2012
Format: Paperback
I'm a film sound editor, not a picture editor. Still, it's important that I stay up-to-date with what goes on "upstream" of my job so that I can better work with the picture people. AVID EDITING by Kauffman and Kennedy quickly provides me the information I need in order to understand how Avid editors are currently tackling picture editing issues. This affects the way I work. When a picture editor tells me, "No, that can't be done," I can reply, "Take a look at page 342."
The book is comprehensive but not scary to those of us who don't spend every day in front of an Avid.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn J. Isabell on March 8, 2014
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The book is too disjointed, it makes assumption about the users' experience with other softwares. I did not have that experience so some of the explanations were based on comparing editing methods I knew nothing about and confused me.
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A thoughtful and clearly written guide for anyone new to Avid editing. This book is well organized, and precise. There were only a couple of minor errors and omissions, but with a program as deep and complex as Avid Media Composer, it is amazing that there were not dozens of them. The authors not only understand and explain the Media Composer user interface, they also give a wonderful introduction into the art of editing. Kaufmann and Kennedy actually make the process of learning this program enjoyable. Their style is personal, light, and at times even playful, while never losing sight of the goal of helping the reader become an efficient Avid editor. I have edited on another NLE for more than 17 years that was quite different from Avid. "Avid Editing" had me up and running in just a couple of weeks. I couldn't recommend it more highly. I hope some day they will team up again to write, "Advanced Avid Editing"
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By Francis on May 5, 2014
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So hard to get good and worthy publication regarding Avid...so glad this was for sale. The wait was worth it
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