Transitions. Voices on the Craft of Digital
The future of filmmaking is in your hands...
Transitions is a digital editing book like no other. The concept
is simple. We take 15 of the very best artists in the film editing
field, and we let them teach you, one-to-one, the principles,
techniques and lessons that have defined their careers.
There is a great deal to being an editor. From the tricky
decision of which cut to make first and the intricacies of building
narrative, to the specifics of editing in genres, Transitions aims
to capture the life and art of the editor, showing their overlap,
indulging their differences, engaging in every author's unique
experience and tapping into their hard-gotten wisdom.
Fifteen essays cover diverse subjects from editing animation to
weaving multiple storylines, but the focus is always on the art.
Whatever your digital editing tool, be it Final Cut Pro, Avid or
Adobe Premiere, or even if you are just enthused by film editing,
Transitions gives you the blinding art and the sheer craft of modern
The wisdom of veteran film editors and the vision of digital
pioneers are married in this stunning new book. Transitions is the
ultimate resource for anyone who has learned the tool and wants to
learn the technique, the art and the craft from the best.
Featuring an interview with Paul Hirsch, A.C.E., Oscar-winning
film editor of Star Wars (1977) and a chapter by LEE UNKRICH
- editor of Toy Story and co-director of the smash hit
Foreword by TINA HIRSCH, A.C.E., president of American Cinema
Summary of Contents:
- Making the First Cut (How to Approach a Scene)
- The Alchemy of the Splice (Editing Rules and
- Editing to Create Narrative
- Bringing Life Experience to the Edit
- Editing the Music Video
- Editing for Television
- Using Point-of-View
- Weaving Multiple Storylines
- The Changing Face of Editing (in two parts)
- Editing for Animation (in two parts)
- The Editor and Visual Effects
- The Editor as Director
- Editing Factual Programmes
- Interview with Paul Hirsch, A.C.E.