Grammar of the Edit (2nd ed.)

by Christopher J. Bowen, Roy Thompson

Grammar of the Edit
AU$27.50
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  • 9780240521206
  • 9781136058707
  • 9781136058691
If you want to get to grips with editing, this book sets down, in a simple, uncomplicated way, the fundamental knowledge you will need to make a good edit between two shots. Regardless of what you are editing, the problem of learning how to be a good editor remains the same. This book concentrates on where and how an edit is made and teaches you how to answer the simple question: 'What do I need to do in order to make a good edit between two shots?'

Simple, elegant, and easy to use, Grammar of the Edit is a staple of the filmmaker's library.

  • Taylor and Francis; October 2012
  • ISBN: 9781136058707
  • Edition: 2
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  • Title: Grammar of the Edit
  • Author: Christopher J. Bowen; Roy Thompson
  • Imprint: Routledge
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 9780240521206
  • 9781136058707
  • 9781136058691

In The Press

A review on amazon.com of the first edition:
"This book, shall we say, 'cuts to the chase scene' of what to look for in a good shot. Rather than contain lots of useless trivia look so many other books on filmaking and editing ["here's what a movieola looks like...it was invented in 1272 by Sir Random Dingleberry...", etc.], this book describes in no uncertain terms what ABSOLUTELY MUST BE IN EACH AND EVERY SHOT -- so that the successful film-maker can build a story that flows smoothly. This book will help you to be artistic, but will also help you to avoid confusing your audience. A small book that is easily read in the space of an hour, the student or novice film-maker will find himself using it as a quick reference many times over. Highly recommended."


About The Author

Instructor of cinematography and film production at Framingham State College, formerly of Boston University; Avid certified instructor; Creative Director/Production Manager, Fellsway Creatives
Instructor of cinematography and film production at Framingham State College, formerly of Boston University; Avid certified instructor; Creative Director/Production Manager, Fellsway Creatives