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"A pioneering effort to capture lighting in a bottle. The most powerful aspect of the craft is also toughest to explain. Pearlman's introduction of dance and movement theory is impressively leveraged for exploration and her cognitive-developmental approach is solidly grounded. No serious student of editing will come away from this book untouched."~Loren S. Miller, Instructor, Emerson College
"Pearlman combines her knowledge, skills and experience from her different creative and educational practices in this book. In fact, it is her work as a dancer and how it informs her thinking about editing that makes this book such an original and refreshing contribution to the literature."--Reviewed in onscreen
Pearlman author of Cutting Rhythms interviewed in Spike Magazine
This book is a true textbook adequate for any film course or film school.
Don't get me wrong, the author clearly did a lot of research, but it could definitely have used more "cutting" to the point and "rhythm" in itself for the reader.
Perhaps if I was more knowledgeable on the subject I would have a different opinion of this book, but alas I do not.
I have used this book for my class textbook. there is many useful skill and thoery in the book. Thank!Published 8 months ago by Hongsun JANG
One more for the record, the book isn't bad it's just a sleepy read for me and I did trade this in after I was done with it.Published 11 months ago by Jonathan Kerns
I am of two minds on this book. On the one hand, it is dense, technical and sometimes tedious: printed entirely in black and white, it discusses a visual art while starving the... Read morePublished 20 months ago by Ernest Friedman-Hill
I bought this book for a college course and ended up reading the whole thing. Karen Pearlman makes it an interesting read through her philosophy and theories in editing. Read morePublished on December 12, 2012 by Jake
My intention with this book, which I'd not seen in my hands before ordering it, was to read it and use it with my young teen and preteen sons who were fooling around with making... Read morePublished on May 20, 2012 by ChristineMM
I'll make this short: this is one of the best books on film editing out there and compliments any other book on the subject, with a very unique, tangible and easily understood... Read morePublished on September 18, 2011 by J. Sexton
One of the most important aspects of professional film work is editing. Perhaps the most important.
An editor can "make or break " a well shot scene. Read more
I've read many books on filmmaking and I have to say I've never come across one that approaches editing theory from this perspective. Read morePublished on January 14, 2010 by Evan Jacobs
First of all, I do have interest in becoming an editor (I use FCP/Premiere), so I was excited to receive this book. Read morePublished on December 15, 2009 by Kiyo M.