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This is one of the classic texts on the principles and practices of modern film editing.
I think focusing on principles is a better idea, because every edit scenario is unique yet the principles can be applied universally.
This short book is packed with solid information that should be required reading in any film school.
Of course, when you're starting out readying ANY book on editing will most certainly be helpful. This book is apparently well-regarded, so I choose it as the first editing book... Read morePublished 1 month ago by capamazon
This is another great book by this author. Yes it is dated, HOWEVER, its in the PRINCIPLES laid down where you will discover the gold!Published 9 months ago by Martin Cole
This book was recommended to me by a friend who had just started editing but was already quite adept in a short time. Read morePublished 14 months ago by Junkyard Dog
I like to keep my reviews short. This book is great for people with little experience and those with plenty of experience. It's very much to the point and stock full of gems. Read morePublished on May 10, 2012 by VincenzoL
What if you have already read another editing book? Read this and then go back and read your other book. Read morePublished on October 19, 2007 by Jeffrey C. Welsh
this is an excellent book on this very delicate craft. I also liked "the eye is quicker" but this was very informative and a better read. Read morePublished on November 9, 2006 by amblin