- Paperback: 380 pages
- Publisher: Wiley; 1 edition (September 24, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1119951739
- ISBN-13: 978-1119951735
- Product Dimensions: 7.4 x 0.7 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.7 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
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The Craft of the Cut: The Final Cut Pro X Editor's Handbook 1st Edition
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Get the on-the-job experience you need to break into the world of professional video editing
It’s the old Catch-22: You can’t get professional editing experiences without working in the industry, and you can’t get an editing job without professional experience. That’s all about to change. The Craft of the Cut is the only editing guide that bridges that gap. It takes you inside the professional editor’s world and gives you the knowledge and hands-on experience so that you can confidently edit your own award-winning movies.
Not another “edit-by-the-numbers” primer, this handbook fully immerses you in the experience of editing an actual narrative short film. The Craft of the Cut:
- Walks you through the entire post-production process of a professionally produced film—the ghost story Pranks—beginning with the shooting script and taking you through to sound design and color grading
- Supplies all relevant media on DVD—from video rushes to production logs, including alternate takes and unused scenes
- Show you how to use Final Cut Pro® X—the new game-changing editing software—as part of the post-production process
- Ensures that, by the time you reach the end of the book, you’ll have mastered the skills needed to complete your own version of the movie
Whether you aspire to a career in editing or just want to take your own movies to the next level, The Craft of the Cut offers you a rare opportunity to acquire the on-the-job training you need.
About the Author
Marios Chirtou and Mark Riley are London-based filmmakers with more than 20 years of experience in the broadcast TV industry. Their movies and music videos have been screened at numerous film festivals around the world and broadcast on BBC, ITV, and MTV. They designed The Craft of the Cut for aspiring editors to develop their skills using the short film Pranks.
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Top Customer Reviews
I finished the book and am surprised of the quality of the footage provided just for training purposes. For the price, it's a bargain.
Indeed it's almost impossible for non professionals to get access to this quality of footage.
I was not a total beginner in video editing but hadn't touched Final Cut Pro X before and I found myself in the perfect target audience.
This book is half on using FCPX, half on the art of editing. As a result it's a fast learning method but just a small introduction to the craft of the cut.
I prefer learning on a real book while practicing on the screen so that I don't have to switch applications on the screen.
Found a few mistakes while following rigorously each instructions but overall it was fairly easy to follow.
Editing my own version of the movie for the sequence left without detailed instructions and comparing my work to the provided final cut proved itself to be very useful.
BUT it's as if it was made by Jekyll and Hyde. The photos are small and hopelessly dark; did anyone bother to proof this book before rolling production? And the font is too small and light.
I don't know why other posters have not complained about this too unless I got a copy from a bad run. If that's it I'd like to know so I can ask for a good one. Seriously, this is an issue for me and I think it will be for most who get a copy that looks like mine does.