Art of Motion Picture Editing

9781581158809: Art of Motion Picture Editing

How to tell a story with sound and images--from raw footage to finished film

* Everyone is a film editor now--if they want their videos to rise to the top at YouTube

* Spells out all the tools of editing for visual storytelling

* Cinematic history, plus an appendix of 100 films with great editing

Ever made a home video? Ever posted on YouTube? Ever longed to be discovered for the great director you have within you? Then you needThe Art of Motion Picture Editing, the book that teaches exactly how to use images and sound to tell a story. The tools, methods, and processes of movie editing explained in this book give filmmakers everything they need to know to turn separate shots into scenes and scenes into flowing narrative. Discover the language of editing, from composite shots and flash cuts to dissolves, reverse angles, and more; explore schools of editing thought, including Russian montage, cinema verite, Italian neorealism, and Hollywood continuity; follow shot-by-shot analyses of beautifully edited scenes. Profiles of ten great editors, a list of 100 essential movies, and special considerations for digital editing make this a must-have for anyone interested in visual storytelling.

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About the Author:

Vincent LoBrutto is an instructor of motion picture editing and film studies for the School of Visual Arts Department of Film, Video, and Animation. He has worked as a film editor for Fox and HBO and as a postproduction coordinator for the ABC television network. He is editor of and a contributing writer to CinemaEditor magazine. A special member of the American Cinema Editors (ACE), he also contributes to Cineaste and Film Quarterly. LoBrutto is the author of several books on filmmakers and filmmaking, including The Filmmaker’s Guide to Production Design and The Art of Motion Picture Editing (Allworth Press). He lives in Mount Vernon, New York.

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