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ISBN-13: 978-1932907629 ISBN-10: 1932907629

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  • Paperback: 220 pages
  • Publisher: Michael Wiese Productions (October 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1932907629
  • ISBN-13: 978-1932907629
  • Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 10.9 x 0.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #51,127 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Chandler has been nominated twice for a Cable Emmy for comedy editing. Gael has edited every type of genre on every medium: film, tape, and digital; and has trained hundreds of professionals and students to put their best cut forward. She has written a handful of feature screenplays, one of which won the Scriptwriters Networks' Producers Outreach Program contest. Her first book was Cut by Cut: How to Edit Your Film or Video. Additionally, she has created numerous online courses on a variety of subjects, including editing.

More About the Author

I am a sociable and reflective person who likes to roam and read as my writing, editing and teaching work demonstrate.

My new book, Film Editing: Great Cuts Filmmakers and Movie Lovers Must Know, uses 600 frames from recent movies to illustrate the types of cuts editors make: smash cuts, flash cuts, jump cuts, etc.

My first book, Cut by Cut: Editing Your Film or Video continues to be read by filmmakers and used as a text book at universities and professional schools.

For more info, contact me at www.joyoffilmediting.com




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It tempts me to watch a movie in slow-motion and see how many of these editing tricks I can spot.
Carl King
As such, this is definitely a book to take a look at if you want to learn more about the process of sculpting and honing film, which is editing.
Jeremy T. Hanke
Knowing the names will make you more aware of what you are seeing and make you sound smarter the next time you are talking about a movie.
George Rowbottom

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Carl King on December 6, 2009
Format: Paperback
This is not so much a textbook as it is a hip coffee table book -- imagine a landscape-bound picture book of hit movie scenes, or an artsy encyclopedia of film edits. If you're looking for something deeper and more academic, check out the author's previous book, Cut-By-Cut. This new, fun book isn't software / hardware specific (definitely not a manual on Final Cut), but instead gives a brief reason for using each technique, along with corresponding screenshots that anyone can understand. When should you use a Black Out? A Flash Frame? An Insert? What is Universal Time? Without getting too philosophical, this book addresses not the "how" but the more important "why" for each, and there are over 50 of these featured techniques inside. The overall focus of this book is using film editing to serve the story, rather than distracting from it. As it says, "If you find yourself bored, confused, or suddenly aware of the movie theater or your life and not the movie, a series of bad cuts has probably led you there." It tempts me to watch a movie in slow-motion and see how many of these editing tricks I can spot. Suggestions: flip through this book often for brainstorming, or keep it in the lobby to impress your clients. Great as a gift: it's so collectible and creative-looking that anyone working in the film business would love to have it on the shelf.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By George Rowbottom on November 3, 2009
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When we watch a film we are usually carried along with the story and not very conscious of what goes into capturing our attention. We usually aren't aware of how the film was made, and when we are it's usually a sign that it wasn't made very well.

With a lot of pictures and not too many words this book gives film buffs a huge insight into how movies work, especially how hundreds of small pieces of film, usually just a few seconds long, are put together to keep the story going forward. Putting these pieces together is called editing and Chandler is good at explaining it. (probably because she has done a lot of it.).

Along with showing us what we are seeing on the screen she also supplies names for all the different types of `cuts'. Knowing the names will make you more aware of what you are seeing and make you sound smarter the next time you are talking about a movie.
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9 of 11 people found the following review helpful By J. Frost on December 22, 2009
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Gael Chandler's new book "Film Editing" published by Michael Weise Productions, provides a beautiful visual reference for anyone interested in learning the visual language of film time. The numerous stills selected provide excellent examples of screen direction, parallel actions, point of view shots, matching color and much more through the selected stills from contemporary motion pictures. This is a book that beginning film students as well as professionals can refer to as a reminder as to why the cut takes place and how to abbreviate moments in a film to make them more effective or to lengthen moments to intensify the suspense. Screen direction can be particularly confusing to new directors and editors and this book addresses these issues through the use of stills. This book is a must have for directors, producers, editors, cinematographers and anyone interested in the construction of a scene shot by shot. Should be in every filmmakers library.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By D. Banici on December 19, 2011
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This is by far one of the best movie-making books I've read, from the perspective of a novice attempting to learn the trade through books and courses. I've read repeatedly about filming an action from a distance, close-up on the hands, close up on the face, side shot, POV shot, but this book actually tells you why and when. Very good, highly recommended, full of illustrations and examples.
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Jeremy T. Hanke on March 12, 2010
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Gael Chandler's Film Editing has a lot of really helpful information on editing, especially for new filmmakers and/or film lovers. While more experienced filmmakers might find much of what's in this book to be concepts they're already familiar with, nearly anyone who reads this book will find their awareness of the art of editing expanded. As such, this is definitely a book to take a look at if you want to learn more about the process of sculpting and honing film, which is editing.
-Jeremy Hanke, Editor-in-Chief, [...] , Issue 43, Final Score: 8.5/10
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Good news on September 19, 2013
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I bought this book for when I taught my first editing class. I was hoping it would give me some ideas for lessons. It's a decent beginners book. If I were teaching maybe Tweens or early highschoolers or younger it would be a pretty good resource, but for a deeper understanding not so much.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Andika on February 6, 2011
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This is a beautiful book! It must have taken a long time to gather all the info and pictures! Gael must have invested a whole lot of work into creating this book. I am learning a lot from you, Gael. I love it that it is so visual. It is easy to understand, even if you have not studied editing in school. I have just invested into a professional camera. I will be making great videos soon! I recommend this book for everyone interested in film editing :) 5 stars!
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By Fayyaz A. on June 23, 2014
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Very informative and simple to follow book with many great examples from popular films. The examples are in colour too which makes them look great.
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